I recently placed an order with PlantDelights.com and I’m so impressed! They packaged their stock with care and shipped it quickly: all three plants arrived in perfect shape and much larger than expected! This is the Gaura I just popped in the ground. Isn’t it huge for 12.00?
G. lindheimeri “Pink Cloud” (aka Bee Blossom) was created in 2001 when Loleta Powell, of North Carolina crossed G. dauphine with G. siskiyou pink. The result was a solidly upright growth pattern with brilliant pink flowers from early spring to late fall. If you like the informal look of long, wispy stems and spider-like flowers, this one’s for you!
I was equally impressed by the size of the ornamental pomegranate, although I believe it was mis-identified on the Plant Delights website. If you go by their catalog descripition/photos, Punica granatum “Nochi Shibari” should instead be P. granatum “Mme Legrelle.” Both shrubs look similar until huge double blooming flowers appear: Legrelle’s are orange with white variegation, and Nochi Shibari’s a deep solid red. So which did i buy? I emailed Tony (Plant Delight’s owner) for clarification.
Right now the mystery plant is strictly stems and foliage, but look how strong and thick it looks. Mis-labeled or not, I LOVE this nursery’s quality stock!
I also purchased a Gloxnia variety named Sinningia “Bananas Foster” but haven’t placed it yet. As soon as I do, I’ll post pics!
Until next time…
🙂 🙂 🙂
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- Autumn Beauty: Whirling Butterflies (smallbluegreenflowers.wordpress.com)
- How to grow: Gaura lindheimeri (telegraph.feedsportal.com)
- Look Before You Leap #1 (foolforflowers.wordpress.com)
- Biennial Beeblossom (Biennial Gaura) (noir33.wordpress.com)