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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 22, 2014 7:35 AM CST

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I was surprised to see my bees visiting the tapioca; I didn't realize that the plant was attractive to them. Now I have another reason to love this wonderfully easy to grow and attractive tropical looking shrub.

Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
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Toni
Jun 24, 2014 11:46 PM CST
I am ALWAYS planting things for my honeybees Hurray! I most likely will not be able to grow a tapioca plant, but you can bet I will research and possibly try nodding
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 16, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Dave, I see they are growing outdoors along the barn wall at your place. How is it you can grow them there when the db says minimum cold hardiness is 10a? They sure are pretty plants & I would like to grow them here but didn't think I could.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 16, 2014 7:41 PM CST

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I never noticed the hardiness zone in our database. That is DEFINITELY in error. These tapiocas have been in the same spot since 2010 and are reliable plants. They always die to the ground every winter and in the spring they quickly regrow to about 10 feet high. I'll update the database.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 16, 2014 8:11 PM CST
Thank you! I will certainly be in the market for some of those plants. I love the foliage. I love the blooms. I love that the bees love the blooms. In short, what's not to love?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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