L. squamigera companion

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 07:55:07 PDT
Dear Jim Mc;
	These are almost ubiquitous in older gardens here and appear 
lining front walks, in rings around trees (I do this too), but one 
local common name suggests the perfect companion. Some folks call 
these 'Pink Flamingo flowers', so why not move a few plastic fowl to 
complement and clash for a few weeks of bloom?

	I grow most in a shade garden where there's plenty of companions.

AND -someone, (you?) asked about flowers per inflorescence. The most 
common number seems to be 7, but I have seen as few as 4 and an 
occasional 11 flowers per head.

	A second post -rain wave of stems is in full bloom this 
week.Gotta love 'em.

		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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