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Franklinia in bloom

Posted by susanswoods Z6 VA (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 15, 06 at 15:20

Two years ago I planted a seedling of Franklinia alatamaha. It's about 3 feet tall now and in bloom for the first time. It's a lovely thing. The buds swell like fuzzy pale eggs, then open to a sort of camellia like flower. It's in a bed near the house with deciduous azaleas where I'm able to keep it well watered during dry spells.

Susan


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  • Posted by kwoods Cold z7 Long Is (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 18, 06 at 10:32

Congrats! Any pictures?


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Yeah...pictures, please! April


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I've never tried uploading pictures but will see if I can get a shot and try it.


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Is it in full sun? or some shade? I have one that I started from seed that is still in a large pot. I plan to plant it this fall. You sure have done something right! Nancy


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