|Fluffy loose seedheads in mid-autumn |
Native to a broad range of the eastern and central United States. Flowers are puffy - more like buttons than like the spikes of L. spicata. May grow too tall in rich soil, requiring staking. The ones pictured here were grown from seed for ssp. nieuwlandii; the two different colors came from the same seed batch.
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We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 35F (13w) - 70F (no G, 19d).
Also Baggy 70F (50%G, 13d)
- Seed for ssp. nieuwlandii from HPS/MAG '10/'11 exchange. Baggy 70F (4w; 2%G, 3w) - 35F (4w) - 70F (69%G, 4-20d)
- Seed for ssp. nieuwlandii from HPS/MAG '10/'11 exchange. Baggy 70F (75%G, 21-40d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (83%G, 17-46d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (65%G, 13-28d)
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September 21, 2014