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Aug 12, 2014 6:25 AM CST
|Grown from a Gardenweb seed trade made maybe 10 years ago. I was lucky to get good germination out of the seeds.|
This one is a fave of the hummingbirds, right behind Salvia guaranitica.
Aug 12, 2014 4:16 PM CST
|That's wonderful! It could possibly be 'Lady in Red'.|
Aug 12, 2014 5:28 PM CST
|This plant is very tall, almost 4 feet.|
Aug 12, 2014 6:38 PM CST
|Well, I guess it isn't!|
Aug 12, 2014 9:09 PM CST
|I saw an online report of Lady in Red getting to 4 feet in height but it has always been a 2 foot tall lady for me.|
Aug 13, 2014 9:40 AM CST
|I've never had it reach 4 ft. either. I'd guess between 2 - 3 ft.|
Oct 20, 2014 7:07 AM CST
|I got one in trade last year called "tall form". It has bloomed all summer and is still blooming. Ultimately it grew to be about 6 feet tall. |
Photo of earliest bloom here
Migrating hummingbirds have deemed it a favorite.
Oct 20, 2014 9:03 AM CST
Oct 20, 2014 9:41 AM CST
|We are trialing S. psudococcinea this year, which according to the rules of nomenclature is just a ssp. of S. coccinea. It is somewhat different from the "regular" varieties, very tall (up to 6 feet) and quite like the picture.|
Oct 20, 2014 11:16 AM CST
|If that's the 'Tall Form' that Alana got from me, then it's the form that Robin Middleton describes as, "Collected in Mexico, much like the species, but can reach 9 ft. in height in hot conditions. In the UK…5 ft." |
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Oct 20, 2014 12:36 PM CST
|Danita, that's it. It is a fantastic plant.|