Sunday, June 28, 2009
Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott'
This is one of the non-shrubby types of Potentilla. It has strawberry like foliage that can form a groundcover mat about 12 inches tall. The flower color is exceptional but they are small, maybe an inch in diameter. It likes full sun here and moist soil. There is a bit of a novelty effect since not many people have this plant in their gardens.
There is a lot of lore associated with Cinquefoil. One is if you take an egg and drain the contents and refill the shell with Cinquefoil leaves it will protect your house from evil spirits. It works better if you gather the leaves during the waxing moon. :lol:
Since it is Sunday and that means some extra flower lovers via Today’s Flowers here is a new Coreopsis variety I recently saw.
Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'
'Sienna Sunset' is unlike any other Coreopsis I have seen. The color is amazing. It was developed right here in Connecticut at Sunny Border Nurseries. It grows to 12 to 18 inches tall and like other Coreopsis doesn’t require a lot of care when growing in the garden. It takes average soil and much the same as most perennials enjoys well-drained soil. It is best to shear them after their first wave of blooms and they come back strong with a second wave of flowers.
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