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Re: Summer poinsettia now ruellia


I've always wanted one, now - where to put it - hmmm...


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 23 Jun 2003 12:39:22 -0400

>Pam, I love ruellia. It has always stayed in tight clumps for me. I think
>because of the clay maybe. my friend Liz's tends to run a bit more but she
>has very sandy loose soil. My favorite is the purple but any kind is great.
>
>Andrea H
>Beaufort, SC
>Zone 8b
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 8:21 AM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT]Summer poinsettia
>
>
>> Fortunately I don't have gutters.  So the ruellia isn't that bad after
>all??  They're pretty plants...
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: TeichFlora@aol.com
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Thu, 19 Jun 2003 18:33:17 EDT
>>
>> >Yep, in the gutters, guess the birds or wind takes it up there.  Would
>help
>> >if I cleaned the gutters out more, then there would not be such a
>problem.
>> >Jewel of Opar and the Kalanchoes grow there too.
>> >
>> >This is the first year that the Summer Poinsettia has been such a
>nuisance.
>> >Not sure why.  Ruellia really isn't that bad.  It stays much more
>contained
>> >than others do.
>> >I like it because it is evergreen here and mostly blooms through the
>winter
>> >too.  Great border planting.  Tall ones are great for back of borders.
>> >Noreen
>> >zone 9
>> >Texas Gulf Coast
>> >
>> >In a message dated 6/19/2003 10:02:25 AM Central Standard Time,
>> >gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> It grows in gutters? Wow. I guess my clay and amended clay keeps it
>more
>> >> under control. That's wild. Ditto on the pink Salvia, first thing my
>> >> hummers go for!! My hibiscus gets crowded by the wild blue phlox (which
>> >> blooms purple - go figure)
>> >>
>> >> some, but I thin it out when I have time. I love it because it's a
>> >> butterfly favorite. Don't have any Ruellia, was considering it until
>> >> now! It's that rampant, huh??
>> >
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>>
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>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
>>
>>
>>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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