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Re: Baptisa/ Amsonia

My wife grows many of the same plants you list here from your gardens. Same story.... she is just now branching out into some of the salvia.
Another plant that did well throughout the drought was Amsonia. None of the species or cultivars I have here seemed to care one way or the other about the drought or the following deluge. Foliage still nice and clean.
Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana

----- Original Message ----- From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
I have had B. australis for a few years now, and I agree with you about its hardiness. It's really a reliable plant. Actually the only plants wilting in the sun are the 'Touch-Me-Nots" (Impatiens balsamina). I have lots of really hardy flowers this time of the year, e.g. Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Phlox, hollyhocks, Jalapa mirabilis, Celosia, and several kinds of salvia: 'Black & Blue,' guaranitica, rutilans, greggii and ugilinosa (Bog Sage). I have hardly watered any of them, and they are all going strong.
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