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Re: Donna's corner was: Plumeria-Jim picture-links- and ??


> I thought about Petasites, but it really has to be contained or it
> will take over the world.

Hmmm....we just got one for our Woodland garden at CES.  Do you suppose it
is possible that it would behave a little better in Zone 5, (which most refs
show as its coldest zone) than it does in your warmer location?  We shall
see.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Donna's corner was: Plumeria-Jim picture-links- and ??


> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > Re >  Acanthus is good tho' A.
> > > mollis would look best and I don't think it's hardy for you.
> > Well, I hope it is - I just bought one. Some refs say Zone 6, some
> say 5.
> > It is frequently sold here.
> >
> > And if you're looking for big leaves in shade, how about Petasites
> japonicus
> > var giganteus,  Giant Japanese Butterbur?  I also thought about
> Rodgersias
> > and Ligularias - both hardy here.  I mentioned only the Acanthus,
> because,
> > well, the bear was just sitting there asking me to.
> ----------
>
> Hope it is.  Thing about A. mollis is that it seems to want to be
> evergreen; keeps trying to put out foliage all winter during mild
> spells and gets bitten back...so if yours does that, don't be
> alarmed.  I'd mulch it well tho' as it is not as hardy as A.
> hungaricus.  Slugs love it, unfortunately.
>
> I thought about Petasites, but it really has to be contained or it
> will take over the world.  I got the variegated form last year; dug
> in a 30 gal. oblong plastic container for it per suggestion of George
> Schmid (Shade Garden Ency. author)...glad I did as this year it has
> noses at the very edges of that container tho' it was planted in the
> center.  Didn't figure Donna wanted to have to dig a 2' deep hole to
> put in a big container there:-)
>
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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