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Re: Serendipity
  • Subject: Re: Serendipity
  • From: Zemuly <zemuly@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:08:44 -0500

It is all over the place here. I love it because it's really pretty and really easy to take care of. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 20, 2011, at 7:10 PM, Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:

> cool!
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 6:02 PM, <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
>> I tried to take a picture, but my computer wasn't cooperating, and the
>> picture I took wasn't that good anyway.  BUT
>> Today when I was researching another topic for the newsletter I write,
>> I, totally by accident, discovered my mystery plant!  It is
>> Eupatorium rugosum, or early white snakeroot. I don't know why it
>> is called "early" when it says it blooms from July into October.
>> Apparently it likes moist situations, so I guess this summer of
>> excessive rainfall is responsible for it's appearance.  It is certainly
>> not growing in a moist situation, and I can't even guess where it
>> came from or how it got into the crack in my walk.
>> There is quite a bit about it online now that I know what to look for.
>> None of the pictures I find there look as full and bushy as my plant,
>> but here is one that is pretty good,
>> _http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/detail.asp?SpCode=EUPRUGvRUG_
>> (http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/detail.asp?SpCode=EUPRUGvRUG)
>> Apparently there is a cultivar with dark leaves called 'Chocolate' but
>> mine doesn't have the colored leaves.  However, I think it is a handsome
>> plant and I am delighted to have it.  It seems to be native to more
>> southern states, so I hope it will be hardy here.
>> In a message dated 9/16/2011 11:15:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>> zemuly@comcast.net writes:
>> I agree with Bonnie. Save the seeds. Do you have a picture to share?
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Sep 16, 2011, at 5:53 PM, BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
>> wrote:
>>> What ever it is, you must save the seeds. You may have a new variety.
>>> I've never see white Joe Pye. I also have it growing in my gardens and
>>> love it.
>>> B
>>> ETN Zone 7
>>> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 6:46:31 PM
>>> Subject: [CHAT] Serendipity
>>> As you all know, I'm not a very neat gardener. I let things grow
>>> where they want to, if I don't need the space for something else.
>>> Especially wild flowers that some people call weeds, like my
>>> beloved milkweeds. Another favorite that I let place itself is
>>> Joe Pye weed, and I have had a handsome one in the front bed
>>> this season. Well, I thought I had another coming along in a
>>> crack in the front steps. Usually I have Columbine there in the
>>> spring, and I thought I would let this grow until it got too big.
>>> As the season advanced it didn't get as big as Joe Pye usually
>>> does, but I thought it was probably because of the limited space
>>> it was growing in - really just a crack. Also, it didn't bloom as
>>> soon as the Joe Pye in the bed, but I told myself that it was
>>> because it was in more shade. Well, it has finally bloomed,
>>> very heavily, and it is white! What do I have? and where did it
>>> come from? I have looked in the wildflower books, and online,
>>> but nothing matches. It definitely is not Boneset, which is a
>>> white flower in the same family. It's foliage and growth habit
>>> is much like the blue Eupatorium coelestinum (some people
>>> call it perennial Ageratum, which it it not) that I have a nice
>>> bed of. The bloom is much the same, too, but it is bright
>>> white. Any ideas?
>>> Auralie
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> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
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