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Re: Plant ID help please

Thanks for all the help.  I think H. villosa would be a better choice.
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID help please

> > Wish I had more time, I could run out to Gibson and see what theirs is
> > doing... but sorry, just don't have the two hours to do it. I tried
> > there, but alas, just the PT help that doesn't have a clue about which
> > I am talking about is working :(
> >
> > Maybe Chris is right, maybe someone in that gardens help had villosa at
> > home, thought it was richardsonii and brought a cutting in?
> H. villosa *is* a native too.  It likes rocky woody slopes and is found
> in the Midwest and the western half of our Eastern states (i.e. Tennessee,
> W. Virginia, etc.)
> The flowers just don't look like H. richardsonii to me.  That one usually
> has brownish-green flowers that are sparsely borne on really long stalks.
> Personally, I still think it's H. villosa.  It can bloom as early as July,
> has whitish plumes of flowers, and the leaves seem right.  :)
> Here's a photo of the 'Autumn Bride' cultivar:
>    http://www.avantgardensne.com/heuaut
> And one of the straight species:
>    http://www.ecostudies.org/FTGG/FTGG_09-27-04_3.jpg
> Chris
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