Plant ID forum: Most hardy plant in the yard

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Name: Kelli
Martha Lake, WA (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Beekeeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelliarm
Sep 14, 2013 9:29 AM CST
I planted this a few years ago and cant remember the name. It gets so big and droopy. I think I need to know the name so I can figure out when to prune it back so it doesn't get so big by fall that we cant mow around it. I think its a common plant as I bought it at a big box store. Thanks for any help you can give!!!!
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Sep 14, 2013 3:41 PM CST
It's a Phygelius, the species is probably aequalis (since the flowers are arranged on one side of the stem) or it could be one of the hybrid cultivars. It's a pretty plant!

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Name: Kelli
Martha Lake, WA (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Beekeeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelliarm
Sep 14, 2013 10:00 PM CST
Thank you Danita... that was such a quick response. So I checked out the ATP database for what you suggested and it is fantastic. I looked at the cultivars and not only found the one I think it is (Croftway Coral Princess) but it talked about where that cultivar was bred originally and its a nursery I frequent often near where I work, so although I thought I got it at a big box store I'm thinking differently now. So I'm very appreciative of all the information today. Hurray! Thanks!
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
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Danita
Sep 16, 2013 12:36 PM CST
Glad to be of help! Smiling
Some of the Croftway series of Phygelius did show up in some big box stores a few years ago, so it is possible that you got yours at one. I remember that my aunt bought a Phygelius 'Croftway Purple Prince' from a Lowe's or Home Depot in Texas several years ago.

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