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RE: Peach and salmon-colored flowers

  • Subject: RE: Peach and salmon-colored flowers
  • From: "pkssreid" <pkssreid@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:23:37 -0700

This is one of my favorite Pels, which I grow in a pot, but I thought
someone else had already mentioned it.  Perhaps because I thought it...
My mind increasingly works that way; I think something, so I think it has
been said.  Enough of that, I agree with you about both the flowers and
foliage.  It will really bloom its head off for a month, take a rest, then
repeat a few times till the season is over.  Great plant.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-medit-plants@ucdavis.edu [mailto:owner-medit-plants@ucdavis.edu]
On Behalf Of Sean A. O'Hara
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 7:24 AM
To: medit-plants@ucdavis.edu
Cc: benwiswall@pacbell.net
Subject: Re: Peach and salmon-colored flowers

In case it was not mentioned here already, one of my favorite salmon flowers
that is a real show stopper is P. 'Frank Headly':
It is such a special soft shade but still with intensity.  The variegated
foliage is attractive enough on its own as well!  I seldom see it available
the trade anymore, which is a real shame, but, for me, there are usually
plenty of places to get a few cuttings which propagate with great ease.

The two photos seems to show it as a climbing plant - it grows so well for
here in the SF Bay Area that it can be trained to assume such a role as it
threads its way through another plant.  A striking use, to be sure.

Seán O.

Seán A. O'Hara

------------------------------ Original Message
Subject: RE: Peach and salmon-colored flowers
From:    "Susan Bouchez" <susanbouchez@gmail.com>
Date:    Fri, June 12, 2009 11:00 am
To:      benwiswall@pacbell.net
         "'medit plants forum'" <medit-plants@ucdavis.edu>

Hi Ben and All,

Have you thought about Laparousia laxa (Anomatheca)? Small salmon colored
blooms, similar to ixia but shorter, but blooms in May/June. It re-seeds
readily but looks very nice in a woodland setting.

Susan Bouchez

Los Altos, CA

From: owner-medit-plants@ucdavis.edu [mailto:owner-medit-plants@ucdavis.edu]
On Behalf Of Ben Wiswall
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 5:30 PM
To: medit plants forum
Subject: Re: Peach and salmon-colored flowers

Hi All,

Thanks for all the great ideas on peach-colored flowers!  Agastache,
Arctotis, Alstroemeria, Salvia and Pelargonium are all good picks: some I
already have in my garden.

Agastache has flowered for me, but never really taken off; another salmon
flower might be that summer blooming small hybrid aloe (Johnson's

I looked up Collomia grandiflora, and it looks charming, maybe just right
for some of the more woodsy native areas of the garden.

Does anyone have much experience with Hemerocallis?  I think I've disdained
the genus because they're easy to grow, but I'm considering some shorter
varieties to complement Limonium perezii.  'Apricot Sparkles', 'Blythe
Belle', and 'Pixie Parasol' all look nice in pictures: does anyone know
more, like how long will they bloom?


-Ben Armentrout-Wiswall

Simi Valley, CA


From: Jan Smithen <jsmithen@verizon.net>
To: MeditPlants <medit-plants@ucdavis.edu>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:52:06 PM
Subject: Re: Peach and salmon-colored flowers

Hi Ben,

I'm also a lover of peach/salmon/apricot!  So least year I was delighted to
find Arctotis 'Peachy Mango' at Sperling Nursery (close to you I think). The
two I tried have been growing and blooming for over a year as long as I kept
them dead-headed. They require little water making them good companions for
other dry soil plants.  Each one has spread to about 2+ ft. but now are
looking rather tired with fewer blooms. So I'm thinking of dividing them
this fall if I can, or rooting a few of the outside shoots to get new

And Karrie, you make me want to try the Salvia greggii San Takao; wonder
where I could find it here in Southern Cal.

Also the bearded iris Beverly Sills is a lovely soft peach color and  touted
as a re-bloomer, but alas, even then the bloom time is short!

Jan Smithen
Upland, CA
Zone 18

On Jun 11, 2009, at 6:54 AM, Ben Wiswall wrote:

Hi All,

It's a trivial question, but I'm looking for some summer-blooming peach or
salmon-colored annuals,perennials, or sub-shrubs for a border of white
roses, euphorbia, lavender and limonium.  I'm stumped: anyone have any

-Ben Armentrout-Wiswall
Simi Valley
Inland Southern California

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