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whiteowl1970(5)April 18, 2012

On HDTV the show Curb appeal, does flower beds for home owners. She does a beautiful large pink flower that looks like a hydrangea. But it is not a bush it is a low growing, close to the ground flower. Does anyone have any idea what it is? She never says. Thank you

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jazzmom516(Zone 7 LI, NY)

Contact the hostess of that program via e mail at that HDTV website and mention exactly what you wrote here. They will probably respond.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 9:35PM
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springwood_gardens(6B Pittsburgh)

Phlox paniculata comes to mind. They come in many colors, just as hydrangea do, and can grow from 1 to 4 feet high each year. They die back to the ground each winter and bloom mid-summer.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 8:40PM
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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

See the pictures in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Phlox paniculata pictures

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 1:59AM
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melaroma(6)

Which episode was it?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 10:51AM
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whiteowl1970(5)

thank you so much for the information. I think that might be it. Naturally when she first planted them they would be close to the ground. I will also try to email her. I do appreciate the answers.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 2:59PM
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whiteowl1970(5)

no, maybe they arent. The ones she planted were just one close to the ground pink with a lot of little flowers maybe like phlox. but just one large plant

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 2:08PM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

I haven't watched the program but as a wild guess, could you be seeing zonal geraniums used as bedding plants? The flower form might be thought to be hydrangea-like from a distance...

They would probably be perennial in Zs 9-10, will often live from year to year here in 8b with light winter protection but its not guaranteed.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 2:29PM
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whiteowl1970(5)

No the zonal geranium isnt it. it was a very large flowermade up of small petals llike hydrangea,but just the one plant close to the ground and roundl. If i find one I will post a link for all of you. very pretty in a border or a rock garden.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 3:22AM
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whiteowl1970(5)

you know, after checking some of the flowers, it might be a phlox. But I have never seen a single one this large. I would say it was maybe six " across. only one plant. I did e mail the girl that does the planting, I also e mailed the designer. No answer

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 5:19PM
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