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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Mar 12, 2012 7:31 PM CST

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I love that color! Great photo. Thumbs up
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Mar 13, 2012 12:19 PM CST

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This is a new one for me, I just planted it last week, look forward to seeing it fill in and bloom!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Mar 13, 2012 2:28 PM CST

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I wish we could grow them here. They will grow but they certainly don't thrive because of our very acidic soil.
Name: Val
Ohio (Zone 5b)
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Val
Mar 19, 2012 7:18 AM CST
Thanks for the compliment on the pic.

This is one of our favorite bushes. We have two and I'm considering the white one (Ice Chip). Blue Chip is easy care, no diseases or pests, blooms a long time, and it fits nicely into our small yard. I didn't know that they dislike acidic soil. That may explain why it's so happy here---lots of clay. But I amend it (aged humus, gypsum) so it drains better.
Name: Lila
North Texas (Zone 7b)
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imabirdnut
Aug 22, 2012 2:55 PM CST
Love this plant but have bought 3-4 of them in the last 2 years & they keep dying on me! Luckily...I purchased it from a nursery that has a 1 year guarantee!
I have lots of other BF bushes planted in my yard & they are all thriving! I first tried this wonderful little BF bush in my urns & it died. This spring, I bought another one & planted it...it was doing great until about 2 weeks ago & it shriveled & died again!
I guess this cultivar doesn't like me or my gardens! Crying Sad Confused
Take care,
Lila aka 'imabirdnut'

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