Photo of Shrubby Milkwort (Polygala chamaebuxus): What an interesting looking plant

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Mar 31, 2012 8:32 AM CST
Do you grow this in your garden?
I am thinking it would look good in my rock garden.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 31, 2012 9:10 AM CST
Cinda, it makes a great rock garden plant and it is hardy to zone 5. Would love to see photos of yours when you get one. There are some really colorful hybrids that I've seen on the internet.
I found this jewel last fall. I have to admit I was worried if it wouldn't survive our freezing and thawing and torrential rains the lasting several months. It doesn't seem bothered by it at all. I do think I will have to give it water once in awhile during our drought time (July, Aug & Sept.). I look forward to seeing it mature.
This plant gives year round interest and really wows me when in bloom.
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Mar 31, 2012 9:32 AM CST
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That photo certainly deserves a Wow !!

I will keep my eye out for one.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 31, 2012 12:39 PM CST
You are going to love it Cinda, everything about it.
Here is where I got mine from: http://www.edelweissperennials.com/MainList.aspx
Bottom of page 1 and then more on page 2. His plants are wonderful.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Feb 28, 2014 7:01 PM CST

Wow this just came up on random pics. What a pretty little plant. Lovey dubby
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 28, 2014 10:08 PM CST
It is 3 years old now. I'll try to get an updated photo of it this weekend.
What is your growing zone Marilyn?
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 1, 2014 11:44 AM CST

It is such a pretty little thing. It caught my eye in the random pics.

Yes, it says : Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Not sure where I could plant it. It may need more sun than I could give it. But it is sure cute.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 1, 2014 2:12 PM CST
It can handle bright shade. I think in your harsher sun the bright shade would work better.
There are some young plants just waiting for your arrival. Big Grin
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 1, 2014 3:48 PM CST
Hilarious! Thank You! I am making a list Whistling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 1, 2014 4:13 PM CST
Green Grin!

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