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Jun 25, 2012 6:00 PM CST
|Phlox drummondii 'Tapestry Mix' 2012-05-02|
Jun 25, 2012 6:20 PM CST
|A whole cottage garden in a banner, lovely!|
Jun 25, 2012 6:24 PM CST
|Just lovely |
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Jun 25, 2012 6:28 PM CST
Jun 25, 2012 7:09 PM CST
|Thanks. It's an annual everyone should grow . In the deep south for winter-spring, in the north for all summer. Lots of luscious cultivars now. And native only to east Texas, Phlox drummondii. Butterflies love it too.|
Jun 25, 2012 7:18 PM CST
|Lovely mix, Monica!|
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Jun 25, 2012 7:28 PM CST
|I didn't know that about it being native to Texas. We grew it in the summers in Holland when I was growing up...|
Jun 25, 2012 8:47 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:I didn't know that about it being native to Texas. We grew it in the summers in Holland when I was growing up...
Yes, Thomas Drummond, a Scot, brought it to England and it was selected and re-selected throughout Europe. It was very popular in the US early in the 20th century and is just lately being "rediscovered". I don't believe it ever lost popularity in Europe. One of the loveliest new cultivars is from Germany, in English called 'Twinkle Star'. There are now short ones and taller ones - 'Tapestry Mix' gets to about 20", 'Promise' about 6". Most are fragrant as well. The species is a bright rose-red.
I'm obviously quite fond of this plant!
Jun 26, 2012 10:15 AM CST
|Very colorful...love it |
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