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Looking for Sweet Broom plants...

Posted by clinda62 z9 TX (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 9, 09 at 2:03

Would anyone happen to know where I can find Sweet Broom plants in the Houston or Austin area? Or even better anyone have cuttings to share?

Thanks,
Clinda


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RE: Looking for Sweet Broom plants...

I have seen them when their bloom time is being sold at Barton Springs Nursery in Austin. They will order plants for you and bring them in on an order. Give them a call. They are in the West Lake area on Bee Caves Rd. .


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  • Posted by bobbi_p z8/9 Cypress, TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 10, 09 at 17:02

I purchased some a few years back from one of the box stores (Lowes or Home Depot). They didn't survive the summer heat, but since they'd sold them to me as one of their "guaranteed" perennials, I was able to replace them the following year for free!


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RE: Looking for Sweet Broom plants...

So many people have said their Sweet Broom plants did not survive long, I wouldn't recommend it. I only bought one, which died within months for no reason I could figure out. That's when I looked it up and found so many comments about these plants suddenly dying for no apparent reason.


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RE: Looking for Sweet Broom plants...

Hummmmmmmmmmmm, guess I'll pass on Sweet Broom. Not a good time to be throwing money away on plants that won't survive. Thanks all for your input! I'll stick to my native plants!

Clinda


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RE: Looking for Sweet Broom plants...

Yep pretty but my mom had the same problem. Cooked in the summer sun.


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I had three ---- none of which survived. Not a good plant for my area, IMHO !!!


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RE: Looking for Sweet Broom plants...

  • Posted by trsinc Zone 8 TX (Central T (My Page) on
    Mon, Jan 12, 09 at 18:16

I also had one that croaked on me. It lasted about a year and a half, but died that summer we had temps up to 115. It had afternoon shade, so maybe that is why it lasted as long as it did. Nothing beats the fragrance, though. Smells like lemon ice cream.


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