a 6ft raggedy ass disreputable sort of thing until it blooms-wonderful scent and a favorite of the little pollinators
What is it? it would be welcomed in my garden if it could deal with the elements. I like raggedy ass.
OH yea, dumb me , It is in the the thread title.
Do you know of people growing it in areas with hotter winters? Every one is in Z 6 or 7 that I here talking about it. I sit in 8b. I lone its fern leaves and form, TXRanger, are you successful with it?
David, how is your treatment of it?
wantonamara it grows in the hottest driest sunniest area. last summer it went for a couple of months with no water, wasnt happy but came through. its native to california mountains pretty much north to south.
Ahhh!, Very nice!
What kind of soil do you have it in ? if you get seed, I would be interested in some. We are probably too hot AND humid. But I could try.
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That is one I've wanted for some time. I had my order all filled out when High Country Gardens threw everything on markdown before closing their doors and realized I'd waited 30 minutes too long when I turned in my order at 12:30am on the last day--and missed it. Still makes me crazy to this day and THAT PLANT was #1 on my list. Its a very slow grower but I think it would do OK here. Its mature height is 8 ft and its evergreen in warm climates.
I like the leaves very much. Great Basin Natives carries it for a reasonable price and Jaedite in NM bought one, I think, at PoSW. I haven't ordered it since the spot I had in mind originally now has a desert holly growing in it.
It would take forever from seed. I'd order from Great Basin, you can get a gallon sized plant for $9.95. They are great to order from, its a real small outfit.
texas ranger: i bought mine in kanab utah as a 3 in pot-local grocery store with a great nursery-not worth a special trip-but if you are there. . . . this is its 4th year-first 2 winters died back to the ground. if i gave it more water i think it would be a moderate grower once established. it was another of fendlers discoveries-that guy was all over. the plant smells like desert rain.
OH now , you've done it, David . I am jumping in the car and driving there right now to small that desert rain. Primal stuff.
This post was edited by wantonamara on Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 22:15