Tammy: A Question about Delia's Purple

alicia7b(z7b/8aNC)March 16, 2008

Is it a climber or a fountain-like bush? We're putting in trellises and I'm trying to decide what to do with it.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tamelask(z8a NC)

hey Alicia- it's more fountainy - that's sort of how i grow mine (and how the lady i started mine from grew hers). The canes on mine get pretty long, though- like 10-12', so you could easily grow it up a trellis, i think. It's got many thin canes rather than a few big thick canes like true climbers like new dawn or veilchenblau, and likes to run/sucker at ground level like rugosas. Not sure what the parentage or type is. Mine is tied to a waist high fence, but also likes to try and ramble through a crepe myrtle on the other side. I didn't expect it to get as big as it has, and the corner i have it in is quite crowded. But since i don't want to move any of the things i have there, i make the best of it.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 7:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
alicia7b(z7b/8aNC)

Thanks Tammy!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 7:58PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
WANTED: Raleigh Area seed swap?
Raleigh Area seed swap?
brenda_near_eno
Michelia figo
Is anyone in NC successfully growing Banana Shrub,...
transplanted2scin07
Free Talk re Edible Landscaping in Cary
Brie Arthur recently gave a talk at the Rock Garden...
Ralph Whisnant
Dwarf Tomatoes - Anyone Growing Them?
I recently acquired a copy of the excellent new book...
Ralph Whisnant
Hello all, long time no speak
It's Nannerbelle. I already had a ID on Houzz so this...
rottie59
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™