At 02:29 PM 5/29/2006, you wrote: >Dennis, > The native Ruellia is worth the effort. Congrats on the extra bonus bulb I hope what I dug is really a Ruellia. I'll know soon enough when it blooms. I bet the bonus bulb is an onion. LOL. >worth finding is Tradescantia ohioensis I think I got it from Prarie >Nursery or else it was High Country Gardens > The stems are tall and very narrow (compared to the other > commercially available Trads.) The flowers are never ending and > quite showy. It isn't floppy and stands straight up through OH rains. I grow it! I grow two types. One is the "normal" blue, and one is a kind of raspberry color. They're local genotype too. I also found a park filled with Tradescantia subacaulis (I think I got that right) and I'm waiting for the seeds to ripen. Dennis in Ohio, where it got far too hot far too quickly.