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fiwit
Jul 20, 2013 4:38 PM CST
Ann Burton asks:

I have transplants of Turk's Cap & Tiger's Eye. Can you please give me info on planting & care of these plants? Thanks for any info you can provide.


Can y'all help her out?

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lovemyhouse
Jul 20, 2013 5:01 PM CST
My Turk's Cap is planted in clay soil with 2-3 inch rocks mixed in (think a previous owner way back had graveled that area for a parking pad). It is planted up against a privacy fence, gets Texas summer sun from around 8:00am to 2:30pm. Does need occasional supplemental water to keep it from wilting, but, even with neglect, it gamely comes back and gets a little larger every year.
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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Jul 20, 2013 8:28 PM CST
Thanks, Debra! Thumbs up I sent your reply to Ann, in case she doesn't find this thread I started for her.
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plantladylin
Jul 22, 2013 11:52 AM CST
For Malviviscus ("Turk's Cap") there is growing information for a few in the database:

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=malvaviscus

I'm not sure which plant is referred to by "Tiger's Eye"; there are quite a few in the database with the name "Tiger's Eye"; Day Lily, Hibiscus, Black Eyed Susan etc. all with different growing habits :

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Tiger%27s+Eye
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