|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Soil pH Preferences:||Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
|Plant Height:||6 to 8 feet|
|Flower Time:||Late summer or early fall
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
This article is the second in a new series at All Things Plants. On the 15th of each month I'll highlight plants blooming here at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens. I'll have photos and will discuss the plants featured. You're invited to discuss these plants, too, but just as important, you're encouraged to show us what's blooming in your garden each month. There is also a monthly contest called "Name that Bloom." The first person to correctly identify the plant will have a photo of his/her choice published and featured the following month. Be sure to check out this month's mystery flower at the end of this article.
|Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 9, 2019 3:08 PM
This is one of the larger and common cultivars that I discovered in the Chicago, Illinois area in the early 1990's. Its blades are wide and white variegated. Like the other larger cultivars it begins nicely, but eventually after more than ten years gets large and very thick growing and the center of the clump dies out and it falls over some. It is hard to dig up as a large plant and to divide. It is better to look for one of the newer dwarf cultivar that is variegated.
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|christine2||On June 1, 2016||Transplanted
|christine2||On May 1, 2008||Obtained plant|
|dnrevel||On April 12, 2008||Obtained plant
Approximate date of getting a the plant divided from our church. Needs more sun. Will divide and fertilize more this year.