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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-29

Anagallis x "Wildcat blue"

This hybrid is another of the "Proven Winners" I've come across this year that I just really liked. More of a ground cover, it is 10-12" in height, a very true blue bloomer that flowers all summer long. Heat tolerant it is hardy in zones 9-11 but otherwise is an annual. Full sun, good for borders and really nice in containers. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-15

Henry III Aster

This is a small, double flower aster, Henry III. It is a late summer through fall blooming aster that I've mostly seen in planters. It has an 18-24" clumping spread. A nice pollinator attractor. This hybrid was introduced in 2007. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-17

Colocasia

Black Coral

Considered to be the oldest cultivated plants in the world, Colocasias have a ten thousand year history in Asia. In the southern US they are quite invasive. Clump forming up to 4', hardy in zones 7-11. Needs lots of water and can grow in shallows. This cultivar introduced this year.

See below the fold for a more detailed pic. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-27

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Spanish flag

A classic from old fashioned gardens, Lantana grows 3-4'. It's a pretty common annual (tender perennial zones 10-11 where it naturalizes fast and is listed as highly invasive), all parts of the plant are mildly toxic.

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-26

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-13

Mystery Plant

I think these are probably a pretty common annual so I'm hoping we can get a name for them.

Update: h/t to plantidotes consultant insanelysane, these are:

Acmella oleracea

Toothache plant Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-06

Gaillardia grandiflora "Mesa Yellow"

Blanket Flower -- so called because they used to cover the prairies in North America... and the original stock can still be found there. This is a fairly new hybrid, "Mesa Yellow" and it is really a beautiful clear yellow and has a very soft appearance. It's all kinds of tolerant and is a first year blooming perennial. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-08-30

Clarion Dahlia and Bee

Dahlia "Clarion"

Seriously, I am not trying to steal the show from YesMaybe. It's just that I started noticing them more since Insectidotes started. Although I always do try to throw in the random pollinator for Lambert.

This is an early morning, in the dew, image. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-08-29

Buddleia and Butterflies

Buddleia davidii

Butterfly Bush

and

Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-08-22

Mystery Flower

Flowers that open to the ground are fairly hard to shoot and get a decent view of. This one was so pretty and I really liked the fuzzy aspect of it, and so shot it from laying on the ground and into the sun to get this image. Into the sun is always an iffy proposition but I thought this one came out nicely.

Don't know what it is though. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-08-08

Prairie Sun Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia hirta

Prairie Sun

I believe this is the Prairie Sun Rudbeckia. It is a green eyed version of the black eyed susan. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-07-18

Verbena'

For my last regular plantidote here is:

Verbena
"Royal Peachy Keen"

Much love to all.

Kath Read below the fold...

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Weekend Plantidote Bonus 2012-07-14

Flower&Butterfly2

...and after the break, something different and yet not...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-07-12

Mystery flower

Related to yesterday's plantidote, comes this purple version also with full flower petals but a more spidery appearance. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-07-11

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