Pacific Coast Gardening forum: What's Blooming in September....

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Sep 14, 2011 11:30 AM CST
This is plectranthus ecklonii. It needs shade, but I didn't think these would flower in the very dense shade of a Mulberry tree. They're doing just fine. The pics don't show how dark it is under there. The few I've planted where they get some sun (midday now that a large overhanging Hopseed Bush died) are not doing so well. These also come in a white flowered version which I don't have, need to see about that!

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Sep 14, 2011 5:04 PM CST
Wow! that's really pretty! I'm always trying to find things that will tolerate my Avocado tree. I tried some cuttings of P. Mona Lavendar but the leaf drop quickly smothered them. Then of course, there's the root issue.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Sep 14, 2011 5:15 PM CST
The ecklonii gets large and substantial enough to tolerate the leaf drop , Mona would definitely be smothered. What I have going under the north side of my avocado (next to the Mulberry tree, gets angled morning sun) is quite a few salvia miniatas and a few other tall mexicana salvias.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Sep 15, 2011 6:43 PM CST
Unfortunately, Mine gets the blazing afternoon sun in summer. Not much sun at all in winter. I will keep my eye open for that Plectranthus though.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Sep 27, 2011 8:48 AM CST
I think perhaps I love the grasses most of all. Odd, considering especially that they are un-scented. I think it must have to do with the coloring and the light and Fall.....

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Sep 27, 2011 9:49 AM CST
Pennisetum setaceum rubrum...

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Grasses..

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Salvia mexicana seedling..

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
Image
wcgypsy
Sep 27, 2011 9:55 AM CST
Salvia miniata..

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S. mexicana 'Ocampo' seedling...

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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