spiderwort

usha(z8AZ,Nscottsdal)May 31, 2005

I know lot of think this is invasive but I can't get over how intensenly blue the flowers are..

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birdlady_in_mesa(z9 AZ)

I agree with your Usha, it can be invasive, heck just rip a piece or two out, plop it in a hole somewhere and away it goes! Those little blue faces are very nice, I just rip it out if it gets into somewhere I don't want it.

Susie

    Bookmark   May 31, 2005 at 9:24PM
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tomatofreak(Z9 Phx USA)

Run for your life! This is the single most invasive plant in my entire yard. It doesn't just spread out; it *jumps* all over, coming up in places far from the original plant. Impossible to get rid of. And, yes, it's so innocently pretty; a cunning ruse if ever there was one...

    Bookmark   June 5, 2005 at 11:38AM
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ddiverblue(Z9 AZ)

Does this plant come in a red and purple version? I bought a plant last year that looks a lot like this but with the different coloration. It hasn't been invasive yet, and I'm hoping it's not. I really like the cute little faces on it. :)

    Bookmark   June 5, 2005 at 5:33PM
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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

I wonder if you're thinking of "Bat-faced" Cuphea? (This link is to a bloom pic pretty magnified).

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 5, 2005 at 8:08PM
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usha(z8AZ,Nscottsdal)

ddiverblue,
are you thinking of wandering jew? If you do then they are all related in Tradescentia family.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2005 at 1:13AM
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ddiverblue(Z9 AZ)

Pagancat nailed it. Talk about being a magnified picture! At least now I know what they really look like.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2005 at 1:45AM
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