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Re: Baptisa

Gene, I've got Purple Smoke here and it survives our heat and almost
no water at all in the summer.  It's in unamended black gunbo clay
This is one amazingly tough plant.  I'm certainly quite impressed.

On 7/25/05, Gene Bush <genebush@otherside.com> wrote:
>    Watching some of the perennials out here stand up to the heat and
> humidity, the drought we had earlier. One of the outstanding perennials I
> have here is Baptisa. Both australis, the false blue, and B.pendula, the
> white blooming behave as though nothing out of the usual is going on. They
> are quite large plants and require mostly sun, but I like them enough to see
> that my wife has them in her gardens. They are also slow to bulk up to a
> good show.
>    Is anyone growing these or any of the other species? How about some of
> the newer cultivars such as Purple Smoke or or Caroliana Moonlight???
>    Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
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