Purple sensation vs. globemaster

joannembAugust 15, 2009

Struggling to decide between the two. Those of you who have had experience with them, are there any pros/cons?

From what I've read, globemaster has bigger blooms, but is a lighter color purple. Purple sensation is darker with smaller blooms.

A few questions remain:

1.) Are they equally as dense? I love the pictures of globemaster that show them as a big dense puff-ball. Some of the p.sensation pics make it seem airier...

2.) Is purple sensation shorter?

3.) And most importantly... (because if I can't decide I think I'll just mix them which might be nice to have a variety of sizes/shades of purple in the border anyway) Do they bloom at the same time? I don't want one to die out faster than the other leaving me having to cut down 1/2 the blooms and making the border less full. I'd rather have a 'big bang' and have it be done :)

Thanks for your help and experience---this newbie appreciates it!

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Also,
How would go about arranging 2 varieties in a bed? Should I do a triangle of 3 globemaster, then a triangle of 3 purple sensation, or should I do a triangular grouping of both types---mixing them up? Do I have to keep the shorter ones in front? That would mean I'd do a grouping of 3 globemasters in back, move up and do a grouping of 3 sensations, then move back and do another group of 3 globemasters..... I really just have no idea!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2009 at 8:56AM
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