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Re: Spring Gardening


I googled some pictures.  I think S spectabile may indeed be what someone
donated to our display gardens - 4 truckloads of it.  Without a name we
checked photos of cultivars and settled on 'Carmen', which I knew was wrong,
but close.  It doesn't flop. (of course, Carmen - the genuine Carmen that I
have, never droops either).
The one I had a terrible time with flopping was Hylotelephium (syn. Sedum)
'spectabile 'Variegatum'.  No matter the location or whether I pinched, it
flopped with a big naked hole in the center.  Got rid of it.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 8:44 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Spring Gardening


> Marge- how lavender? Now you have me wondering..... I always thought
> they were not red enough, but figured the sun was bleaching it out here
> and I have never had a problem with flopping.
>
> It was bought with the autumn joy name.... but after reading this
> post... oh no! Will have to review this in the fall....
>
> Donna
>
>
> > I have S. spectabile (similar to A. Joy, but lavender flowers)
> > seeding like mad in the cracks of my paved garden...must love paving
> > cracks.  Seeds true.  Have also had A. Joy seed around a bit and it
> > seeds true as well.  Seedlings are very easy to move.  I've just
> > pulled them out of the cracks and planted elsewhere and they grow
> > away just fine.
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>
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