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Jan 22, 2016 8:23 PM CST
|A real beauty with long lasting small, dainty flowers.|
It performs so well in only morning sun and doesn't require much water at all. Thrives in light woodland and always looks neat and tidy. Even without blooms it's an asset.
You can see the height of it as compared to allium Purple Sensation and it has the same bloom time - color echoes!
Jan 23, 2016 4:03 AM CST
|Arlene, I had never heard of this plant until I saw your mention of it in the Color Echoes thread when I was reading it in the Perennials forum a few weeks ago. Sounds perfect for my shade gardens and is on the list of plants that I'll be ordering for the 2016 season.|
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Jan 23, 2016 9:11 AM CST
|Adorable isn't a word I'd use to describe many plants, but this one is so adorable. I smile each time I pass it.|
Jan 23, 2016 9:36 AM CST
|I've never seen this plant. I wonder if it would do well in our 100 degree days? It certainly is unusual, as well as "adorable!"|
Jan 23, 2016 9:58 AM CST
|I bought mine from McClure and Zimmerman. Right from the start it bloomed and grew well so I was very delighted with the performance.|
5/4/12 - new and no sign of buds:
5/12/12 - just eight days later!
Jan 23, 2016 10:25 AM CST
|Wow! I'm going to find one for spring!|
Bellevue, WA (Zone 8a)
Jan 23, 2016 1:20 PM CST
|I also love this plant, but grow it in full sun...it must be flexible about it's needs. I was able to collect a few seedlings and trade them last year; I also gathered seed and will be trying to grow more|
Jan 23, 2016 1:58 PM CST
|Please let us know how well the seeds perform. I'm curious.|
Jan 23, 2016 2:09 PM CST
|New to me |
That is a lovely looking plant , if it were hardy in my zone I would try it Guess I will just enjoy photos from other gardens.
It seems my zone envy pops up in winter
when the ground is frozen /white and 10 deg. outside
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Jan 23, 2016 3:07 PM CST
|How does it do in summer dry shade. In the winter and spring we get plenty of rain, but the large fire tree takes up every drop of water in the summer.|
Jan 23, 2016 4:16 PM CST
|Mine does fine and it's in dry shade (only morning sun and not much of it) but I do take turns giving my coffee water to all the plants there. I can just lean over and spread the wealth. It's right next to the kitchen steps so that makes it easy.|
Jan 23, 2016 4:48 PM CST
|Thank you Arlene.|
Jan 23, 2016 6:50 PM CST
|You're quite welcome. Give it a try and use some compost so it won't suffer if it's too dry though I'd water if drought threatened.|
Jan 23, 2016 7:32 PM CST
|Especially the first year. I find most drought tolerant perennials are pretty tough if time is spent the first year in giving them a good start.|
Jan 23, 2016 9:00 PM CST
|I agree though I didn't do anything more for mine during the first year - just mulch, always mulch.|
Jan 23, 2016 9:02 PM CST