Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Autumn Bouquet

I cut some flowers yesterday and had to take a photo. That is an orange spider Chrysanthemum that I divided from a client many years ago. Those spidery mums you just don't find in nurseries! I know many people dislike orange but I love it!
The purple is Hypoestes aristata. Most know the other Hypoestes, the Pink Polka Dot plant which is H. phyllostachya. This purple flowered variety grows to about 3 feet and always flowers for me in Nov. I pinch it a bit all summer so it will have more flowers. After the blooms are spent I cut it down to the new growth coming out of the bottom. It's a fabulous perennial. I look forward to seeing how it grows in the ground.

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