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Posted by whiteowl1970 none (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 18, 12 at 21:16

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


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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.


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See the pictures in the link below.

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


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Which episode was it?


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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.


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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


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  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 23, 12 at 14:29

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: zonal geranium


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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.


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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


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