Buyer beware

hank11(8 Northern Ca.)July 27, 2009

I was in a Home Depot store last week going through the garden area when some potted bamboo caught my eye. They were in 5 gal. pots and looked very healthy . The sticker on the pots said it was "golden Bamboo". the hanging tag said "phyllostachys Aurea" and said it was a "Clumping" Bamboo. I thought that was a little strange.On closer examination I realized it wasn't even Phy. aurea "golden". It was actually Phy. aureosulcata "spectabilis". When I pointed this out to the clerk, she just shrugged and said that's how it came. Now I would rather have Spectabilis over Golden any day, but I also like to know for sure what something is before I sell it

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At Home Depot, I had to go through about 14 pots of P. aureosulcata bamboo labeled "Phyllostachys nigra" before I found a real P. nigra! Well, at least the price at $30.00 was good.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2009 at 6:30AM
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