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Re: Ruellia


Well boo hiss. Ah well, thanks for clearing that up. I am not a fan of pink,
white, and green foliage mixed (except on the water celery)

I hate those variegated potato vines and the variegated tropical hibiscus
with foliage like that. I think they look diseased.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 7:13 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ruellia


> Oops, I just read my post after trying to figure out what you meant
Andrea.
> I think I might have been misleading.  The "strawberry & cream" isn't pink
> and white blooming, I meant to mention the three different types.   The
new
> "strawberry & cream" has variegated foliage.  White splotches on green,
adding
> pink coloration to it
> during cooler climates.  (An analogy for the water gardeners.....much like
> the Korean water celery does.)   It is new on the market as of last fall.
I've
> only had mine since then.  It does lose the pink in the heat, but retains
much
> of the variegation.  Will see if the pink comes back in the fall then.
> Flowers are purple.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
> In a message dated 6/23/2003 11:05:46 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
> >
> > Ooh Ooh! I haven't seen that one! Want one!
> > A
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> > Zone 8b
> >
> > - ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 6:14 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Summer poinsettia/Ruellia
> >
> >
> > >No, the Ruellia plants become bushy and seem to spread that way, but as
> > for
> > >reseeding, although they do, the seedlings are not as numerous and are
> > easily
> > >pulled.  I agree, especially the new varieties out......like the
> > "strawberry
> > >and cream", the white and pink flowering.
> > >Noreen
> > >zone 9
> > >Texas Gulf Coast
>
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