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Re: overgrown dwarf mugho

Saruma is in the fall catalog listing on the web site, Auralie.
    New to the nursery and just listed for the first time this fall. Will be
in next springs hard copy catalog as well. I don't think I remembered to get
a decent photo of the plant in bloom. Probably will have one up, at least of
the leaves, on the web site at a later date.
    Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

----- Original Message -----
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>

> Thanks, Gene, that is a new one to me, but I'll look for it.  Do you offer
> for
> sale?  Don't remember seeing it in a catalog.  I'll try anything the deer
> don't
> go for - I'm building quite an assortment of things they don't totally
> Makes for an unconventional-looking garden, but at least things grow.

> In a message dated 09/05/2004 7:01:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> genebush@otherside.com writes:
> Hello Auralie,
>     Sounds as though you already have most everything, but will give it a
> try. How about Standing Ginger, Saruma henryi? Morning sun would be
> for this plant. Easy to grow with not real demands. Lovely felted heart
> shaped leaves resembling our Asarum canadensis only standing upright on a
> plants reaching about 18 inches in height. Give three plant start about
> three feet diameter at maturity. It has small three-petaled flowers of
> yellow that persist on and off all spring into late summer.
> I have had mine for some years now and the deer have never bothered it
> eating the tops off my lilies that grow among the foliage of the saruma.
>     Gene E. Bush

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