Plant Event Reports from Chillybean - Iowa (Zone 5a)

Plant Date(s) Report
Gray-Headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata) On December 11, 2015 Harvested
Collected seeds
Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) On October 26, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Gave one of my two to a friend. I noticed a bud beginning to form, so I hope she gets plenty of the flowers to enjoy.
Tuberose (Agave amica) On October 24, 2015 Obtained plant
A friend's gift; need to wait to put in the ground next spring.
Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) On October 17, 2015 Obtained plant
Put into ground
Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) On October 15, 2015 Obtained plant
Put most in the ground on the north side of house.
Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) On October 15, 2015 Obtained plant
Put on north side of house.
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) On October 15, 2015 Obtained plant
Put in ground on north side of house.
Coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) On September 26, 2015 Obtained plant
Put in the ground
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) On September 26, 2015 Obtained plant
Put in the ground in our wet area.
Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) On September 15, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Collected the few seeds. The plants were not well pollinated this year.
Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos Luna™ Red) On September 5, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Put in ground, replacing an alien honeysuckle; cleaned up dead leaves.
Purple Ozark Beardtongue (Penstemon cobaea var. purpureus) On September 3, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Brought in two, yet closed, seed pods in hopes to plant in pots to keep outside for the winter.
Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos Luna™ Red) On September 1, 2015 Obtained plant
Bought from local nursery; no chemicals were used on it.
Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra) On August 31, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Even after being mowed over in July, it looks like my queen will blossom!
Sweet Indian Plantain (Hasteola suaveolens) On August 31, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Buds formed... eagerly awaiting their opening.
Oyster Plant (Tradescantia spathacea) On August 29, 2015 Obtained plant
Bought at Wal Mart; we'll see how this goes.
Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea) On August 25, 2015 Bloomed
Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea) On August 24, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Leaves continue to grow; gathered remaining seeds before they all dropped or are eaten by birds. Will pass on to others.
White Lettuce (Nabalus albus) On August 15, 2015 Bloomed
After more than a week of unopened buds, they finally opened.
Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) On July 26, 2015 Plant emerged
I just noticed fresh growth from one I thought was a goner. YAY!
Sweet Indian Plantain (Hasteola suaveolens) On July 2, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Someone ruthlessly mowed over the patch that contains this plant.
Western Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis) On June 24, 2015 Transplanted
My third variety of Cow Slobber (my favorite common name for this plant... how about Snotweed? ) I planted the plugs on this date in our prairie-to-be and the leaves are still growing a little. I do not expect them to bloom this year.
Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) On June 21, 2015 Obtained plant
Received them from a friend on the hottest day of the year. I waited until a cool down to put them in the ground. One looked good, the others not so well.
Large-flowered Beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus) On June 19, 2015 Transplanted
Learned they do not like competition, so moved three away from some lively Wild Bergomot and Hoary Vervain to our Prairie-to-be. They had finished blooming and were setting seed.
Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) From May 15, 2015 to October 27, 2015 Bloomed
An amazingly long bloom season. The late rains and warmth likely encouraged this plant.
Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) On April 25, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Killed by chopping it down before the next stinkers bloomed. Replaced with a native Serviceberry.
Sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Herbstfreude') On April 6, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Removed most of these plants from the north side of the house. Only one remains, but looks to be nearly bowled over by an expanding spruce.
Clematis 'Jackmanii Superba' On October 18, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Dug it up, put it in the compost pile. Maybe it will finally attract insects.
Clematis Crystal Fountain™ On August 31, 2013 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
One of my clematis that I did not purposely kill. We let shrubs grow out as protection/ nesting for birds and believe it choked the vine.

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