John Bryan johnbryan@worldnet.att.net
Mon, 06 Jun 2005 16:21:25 PDT
Dear Merrill:
Have fun with your Wachendorfia. I think it makes an unusual swear word,
and not offend anyone! Cheers, John E. Bryan

Merrill Jensen wrote:
> Good day John,
> Thanks for the extra cultural information on Wachendorfia.  I was able to
> find some nice plants this spring (from Annie's Annuals,
> http://www.anniesannuals.com/ ) that I'll incorporate into a planting area that is
> being completely renovated this year.  We're basically starting with a blank
> slate and I wanted to add something that wasn't run of the mill.  With
> pleated leaves and a name like Wachendorfia, how could we go wrong.  These
> will be in the end that will have more moisture, right across the pathway
> from our stunning clump of Dierama pendulum that has just started to
> bloom...
> Merrill J.
> Palo Alto, CA   Zone 9-10 with a stiff breeze...
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> Subject: [pbs] Wachendorfia
> Dear Mary Sue.
> Nice to see Wachendorfia thyrsiflora mentioned. This plant, to me is
> quite stunning when in flower, it does like moisture and when
> established puts on quite a show. It does need lots of room, that's for
> sure. It must be said it is a rather 'coarse' plant. In the wild, it is,
> not only found with the Zantedeschia aethiopica, but Dierama pendulum is
> in the same location, but in a slightly drier area, but still with much
> moisture. The Wachendorfia will form large clumps and also spread. I
> think it is most effective when it can be viewed from a distance so the
> coarse foliage does not detract. When driving along the Garden Route,
> especially in the Knynsa area, it stands out. Cheers John E. Bryan
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