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Re: was swamp rose/now Summer Poinsettia

It grows in gutters? Wow. I guess my clay and amended clay keeps it more
under control. That's wild. Ditto on the pink Salvia, first thing my
hummers go for!! My hibiscus gets crowded by the wild blue phlox (which
blooms purple - go figure)

some, but I thin it out when I have time. I love it because it's a
butterfly favorite. Don't have any Ruellia, was considering it until
now! It's that rampant, huh??


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: TeichFlora@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 19 Jun 2003 06:46:10 EDT

>Sure I LOVE it.  Being a native it does very well in our soils, climate, 
>etc........just too well in good soil.  It has reseeded so badly, that I literally 
>am pulling them out of every flowerpot, crack in the walkway, lawn, even the 
>gutters, etc. etc.  Wrote into both the Master Naturalist and MG plant swap 
>lists to have them come and get these plants.  I can't see the other 
>Love the pink Salvia too, especially the hummingbirds that will choose it 
>over the feeders....but when you can't see the Hibiscus or other plants because 
>the Poinsettia and Salvia have taken over, then it's time to THIN OUT.  
>Another problem child, the Jewel of Opar.....and let's not forget the Ruellia 
>from Hellia.
>zone 9
>Texas Gulf Coast
>In a message dated 6/18/2003 11:02:46 PM Central Standard Time, 
>gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>> Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 11:53:54 -0500
>> From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] swamp rose
>> Noreen - you don't like your Summer Poinsettias? Gosh, they make great
>> fillers and are absolutely no maintenance. And they grow in rock hard
>> clay plus all the amended beds. Even had one go piggyback to Jesse's in
>> one of the lemon balms I brought her that first Spring she was in
>> Claremore. But I guess I'm odd, I like henbit too....
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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