Mark Mazer
Mon, 30 Oct 2006 11:42:44 PST

 Pinellias tripartita and pedatisecta, on the other hand, are beautiful well behaved plants in the fern garden.
>So you, see. "One gardener's weed is another..., etc."

I found P. pedatisecta quite weedy and difficult to contain in my Connecticut garden (it will be there 100 years from now) and tried not to bring any to North Carolina.  P. tripartita behaved better and sowed pleasently about.  P. ternata was banished to compete with the likes of Pachysandra, Hosta and daylily and remained under control.  P. cordata, both the normal and Yamizuki forms have remained steadfast potplants in a cool greenhouse, shady and moist in the summer, under the benches and not watered during the winter.

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC USA
Zone 7b-8 

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