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Re: potential companion plant

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] potential companion plant
  • From: Christopher Darlington chris.darlington@sympatico.ca
  • Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 21:39:37 -0400


I have a similar looking lavender purple plant that grows in and around
the ditch in my backyard.  I transplanted many of them into my beds.

How tall is it ?


Donald Eaves wrote:
> I love this native plant.  This is the finest stand I've ever seen blooming.
> Photo was taken this a.m. after wading the thick grass in the road ditch
> hoping to avoid an unpleasant company such as a rattlesnake.  The tallest of
> these were more than 7', but their diameter probably never exceeded 5".
> With there lacy foliage and upright growth, they would seem to be ideal for
> planting in an iris bed.  I'm not sure if they are annuals, perennials or
> what, but I'm considering trying to collect some seeds from these and giving
> it a try.  If I remember once that spectacular red color isn't there to
> remind me.  I'll post a closeup of the blooms shortly.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
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