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Re: CULT: blue spiderwort in the iris bed

  • Subject: Re: CULT: blue spiderwort in the iris bed
  • From: Robt R Pries <rpries@sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 10:31:01 -0700 (PDT)

Donald I love the Spiderwort, actually we call it
Dayflower here, it is the genus Commelina and we
reserve the name spiderwort for Tradescantia a member
of the same family.
I even know someone who grew a variegated strain for
awhile but being annual it may have disappeared.

--- Donald Eaves <donald@eastland.net> wrote:

> An invasive weed that's really hard to control. At
> the moment I'm just
> letting it do its thing in the iris beds. No bloom
> I've ever seen is a
> truer or nicer shade of blue than this. In the
> morning when they are open
> they are quite beautiful. I wish there was a blue
> iris this exact color.
> Yellow and white lantanas are blooming on the other
> side of the walk. Now
> there's a plant that keeps the spiderwort from
> invading.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA

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