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Apr 13, 2014 11:38 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Hardy Hibiscus 'Luna Pink Swirl' in all its glory.

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I garden for the pollinators.
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Apr 13, 2014 11:54 AM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
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That's beautiful, Tee. I've never grown any of the hardy ones, but I might do that this year.
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Apr 13, 2014 11:57 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Thanks, zuzu. It even reseeds here.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Apr 13, 2014 12:05 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
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Sounds irresistible. I don't think I ever see them locally here. Can you recommend a good mail-order nursery for these?
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Apr 13, 2014 12:09 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
I'll have to think on it. At the moment, I can't remember where I got mine.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Apr 13, 2014 12:12 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Looks like I bought it at the garden department of Lowe's.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Apr 13, 2014 1:44 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Wow, Tee! Your plant looks perfect! Green Grin!

Zuzu,
Santa Rosa has it:
http://www.santarosagardens.co...

It's also a seed variety so you can buy seeds. If you're not too concerned about slight color differences, then I bet you could get some garden-collected seeds in trade.
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Apr 13, 2014 1:47 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Thanks, Danita. Good source for the West.

I saved seeds but then didn't want to send them out because I was concerned about color differences. I don't think I still have any.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Apr 13, 2014 1:57 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Actually, Santa Rosa Gardens is in Florida. I assumed they were in California when I first heard the name, too.

I bet there are closer sources for Zuzu, but I just remembered seeing it on the SRG website so thought I'd mention it.

I bet most people wouldn't mind color differences..... just weevils! (ewww, hate those things! )
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Apr 13, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Oops, Well, that's what I get for making assumptions. I knew that but sometimes the old brain tends to forget. ;-)
I garden for the pollinators.
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Apr 13, 2014 2:06 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
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It's a shame it isn't in Santa Rosa, which is only 7 miles from my house, but I do order from Santa Rosa Gardens every year when they have their sale, so I probably will order it from them this year.

I said I've never seen it locally, but the truth is that I've never looked for it locally. It may be offered by every nursery here. Big Grin I tend to buy only groundcover plants, so that they can fill the spaces between my roses without obscuring them. This looks like a good candidate to take the place of an ailing rose bush, however.
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Apr 13, 2014 2:12 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
I hope you can get it. I think you'll love it.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Apr 14, 2014 3:35 PM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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My favorite would have to be Plum Crazy. I've only had it for 2 years, so it's not a very full plant yet. But the few blooms that I get are so pretty.


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Apr 14, 2014 4:14 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
That's gorgeous, Rose. Great choice. Smiling
I garden for the pollinators.
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Apr 14, 2014 6:33 PM CST
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias Roses
These Hardy Hibiscus are just one of the most beautiful plants, with such large blooms they are unbelievable. I have most likely 20+ and like everyone of them. Have had so may people stop by and ask what kind of plant they are. ( Just tickles me to death when they do). These are a high recommendation of mine.
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Apr 14, 2014 9:06 PM CST
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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Tee & Rose, Those are both just gorgeous. Not ever seen them here either. Just something to set out and find.
Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"
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Apr 16, 2014 7:25 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Thanks, Rick. I hope you are able to locate them. Let us know. Thumbs up
I garden for the pollinators.
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Apr 16, 2014 7:41 AM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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I love the Plum Crazy .. hoping someone gets some seed from it so I can trade! I noticed yesterday one of my Luna Pink Swirl is pushing up new shoots! Our colder than normal winter seems to have killed the branches on my Confederate Rose .. no new growth there but new growth coming out of the ground.
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Apr 16, 2014 3:16 PM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Anne, I'm a little colder than you and mine dies to the ground every year. It blooms so late in the season that frost always cuts the show short. I'm going to try growing one or two in pots. Maybe I can get some spring blooms. It seems to favor cooler weather.
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Apr 16, 2014 3:44 PM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
That happens to me too .. maybe a few blooms then frost .. last year I fed the bajeebers out of it, some of that shake n feed stuff as well as a shot of miracle grow every week in mid August. The buds seemed to mature faster and bloom better on the old wood. It will be interesting this year to see if the same treatment works for blooms on new growth.
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