Titanotrichium; was RE: [pbs] Sinningia hardiness reports

Tony Avent tony@plantdelights.com
Thu, 23 Jun 2005 11:44:42 PDT

	We have grown Titanotrichium oldhamii for many years and it starts
flowering in late summer.  It's quite a stunner.  Typical light shade
woodland conditions seem to be perfect for it.

At 02:14 PM 6/23/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>Tony, you mentioned Titanotrichium oldhamii in your list of hardy
>Although I've never seen it, I've never forgotten the description of it in
>the Elbert's Miracle Houseplants: evidently, it's like a late-blooming 5
>foot yellow foxglove. I'd say that there is definitely a so-far-unfilled
>garden niche for a plant like that!
>Does it do well for you or does it just barely survive? When does it bloom?
>This plant has been in cultivation for over a half century, yet it's
>virtually unknown, so there must be a catch!
>Jim McKenney
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Tony Avent
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