Wordless Wednesday: November 28, 2012

A while back, I ordered a winter-blooming grab bag from the conservatory collection at Glasshouseworks.com.  Among the plants I received, was this lovely Alternanthera Dentata Purple Knight, commonly known as Calico Plant or Joyweed.  I’ve never grown this zone 10 perennial before and was unsure how winter might affect it; I’m keeping it in a container for now, but despite cooler than normal nights, it seems to be flourishing!

alternanthera dentata purple knight 11/27/12

As you can see, the flowerbuds are progressing nicely. 🙂

Alternantha Dentata Purple Knight, 11/28/12

If you’d like to learn more about “Purple Knight,” I highly recommend a VERY humorous post called Practical Joker. 😉

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Until next time…..

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10 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: November 28, 2012

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  2. You will show us what it looks like in full flower, right? Our houses in Illinois always had a protected area that seemed to approach a “warmer” zone than the state’s normal 5. Of course, a nasty winter storm could ruin that, but with a little protection, I had some success with slightly more sensitive plants. 🙂

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