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Re: New or Tried and True?
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: New or Tried and True?
  • From: BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 22:57:02 +0000 (UTC)

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides 

B 
ETN Zone 7 
Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:48:12 PM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] New or Tried and True? 

Which? Plumbago auriculata or Ceratostigma plumbaginoides? 

d 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "BONNIE_HOLMES" <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net> 
To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:36 PM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] New or Tried and True? 


> I'm 7b and it is hardy so far. 
> 
> B 
> ETN Zone 7 
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net> 
> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:15:38 PM 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] New or Tried and True? 
> 
> Plumbago auriculata is a very nice plant, and blooms a long time, but I 
> think it's only hardy to zone 8 or 9, if memory serves. I've seen 
> Ceratostigma plumbaginoides thriving in Pennsylvania. 
> B I don't think I've seen Plumbago indica. Is it similar in habit to P. 
> auriculata? 
> 
> d 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com> 
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:59 PM 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] New or Tried and True? 
> 
> 
>> Maybe not, Daryl. I'm thinking of Plumbago auriculata and P. indica 
>> (the red one). Didn't know there was a poseur named Ceratostigma 
>> plumbaginoides. Have to look that one up. Thanks. 
>> 
>> On Dec 22, 2010, at 1:40 PM, Daryl wrote: 
>> 
>>> Jim, 
>>> 
>>> Are you and Bonnie talking about the same plumbago? The hardy 
>>> plumbago is Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, not the same plumbago as 
>>> grows in Fla. B It's got intense blue flowers, low growing, and 
>>> foliage turns red in the autumn. 
>>> 
>>> d 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com> 
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
>>> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:00 PM 
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] New or Tried and True? 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Yes, they seem to have better color with some shade. 
>>>> 
>>>> On Dec 22, 2010, at 12:45 PM, BONNIE_HOLMES wrote: 
>>>> 
>>>>> Mine are a nice bright blue. They reside on a slope under a 
>>>>> popular tree. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> B 
>>>>> ETN Zone 7 
>>>>> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>> From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com> 
>>>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:35:28 AM 
>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] New or Tried and True? 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Some of the blue plumbagos are quite nice, almost chicory 
>>>>> quality, B but B 
>>>>> there's a large variation, and some are, well, anemic. Don't much 
>>>>> care B 
>>>>> for the white or red ones though. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Dec 22, 2010, at 8:41 AM, BONNIE_HOLMES wrote: 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> I also have a bed of plumbago that has a wonderful blue color. 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> B 
>>>>>> ETN Zone 7 
>>>>>> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 
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