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RE: troughs

I agree, it's a great plant.  Such an emphatic statement in the
landscape, a foliage lovers' delight.  In my area it is just completely
reliable - grows in pure clay (I'd never put it in good soil or it would
take over), I never have to water it, insects don't seem to find it at
all appetizing.  It just does its' thing all summer until a heavy frost
finally takes it out.  As they say "a good doer".

Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] troughs

They won't grow here, which is a good thing--I'd probably have a yard 
full if they did. We had a stand of them when I was a kid in SoCal. 
Yeah, a bit invasive; they sucker around. But the good things about 
them are, one, the leaves have hollow stems that make great peashooters 
for privet berries, and two, the fuzz on the leaf stems is great 
itching powder.

On Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at 08:16 AM, pdickson wrote:

> James,
> I think this is the correct name.  It was a pass along plant from a
> friend.
> It is a bit invasive but in order to live in Western Oklahoma it needs

> to be
> a bit invasive.  I am sure it would be harder to control if it got
> water.
> Tricia
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "james singer" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 3:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] troughs
>> Trish, is your rice paper plant Tetrapanax papyriferus? If so, the 
>> leaves can reach 36" to 42" in diameter. Large, I'd call that.
>> On Monday, September 20, 2004, at 12:14 PM, wrote:
>>> Tricia, I am not familiar with rice paper plant.  Does it have great

>>> veins and substance?
>>> I used a courser sand for my base because we had it.
>>>     The Iowa lady who I mentioned is making and selling very nice 
>>> ones
>>> are
>>> leaving them just the natural, cement look.  She is selling many 
>>> small
>>> leaves in
>>> a number of applications.  I have seen them at our Botanical Center
>>> gift shop
>>> & the Iowa Arboretum gift shop.  They seem more tan than gray.
>>>     Ceres
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>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>> Zone 10a
>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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