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Re: potential companion plant

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] potential companion plant
  • From: "Pearl Doyle" pdoyle@our-town.com
  • Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 21:10:47 -0500

Donald the wildflower is Ipomopsis rubra, common name Standing Cypress (Red Texas Star). also known as Indian cypress. It is a biennial so if you plant it one year, it will bloom the next. It is a good idea to plant a few each year to always have some in bloom. It should make a wonderful companion plant for your iris as it likes the same rather dry arid conditions.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] potential companion plant

Donald; Spectacular!! I can't be sure by the photo but
it looks like trumpet shaped flowers, if so look up
the genus Ipomopsis. The one I have in mind is a
biennual but with consecutive sowings it does very
well as a companion to Iris.
--- Donald Eaves <donald@eastland.net> 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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