??????? Are we talking about the same plant?
If it's common Valerian then it has no problems with heat at all. I never,
ever water my plants that grow in the gravel drive and we have had drought
for a long time. I live in a dry climate and rainfall the last few years
would be about 24 inches at its highest and even less for those poor plants
which are under the lee of the carport.
Is TN humid and could humidity be what you mean by 'heat'?
Sorry Jeff, but I worded that last post very badly. I meant that the
Foxgloves neded more moisture. The Valerian seems to be as tough as an old
boot as it too seeds and sprouts in a gravel section of the drive.
I don't know 'Jack in the Pulpit'. Can you tell me what its botanical name
Loves shade. Even more so than the Lily of the Valley. And that about
exhausts my botanical knowledge!
That's a gorgeous plant! But that description of "common in rich woodland"
rather rules it out unless I move to a place with better soil and a higher
I've been think about the Lily of the Valley because of all our tree
cover. I think I would have trouble with the Fairy Fishing Rod because
it requires full Sun. These are my kind of flowers in that they are low
maintenance. Is there another name for Lavender Shower? Google keeps
giving me bath gels :Ob
There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who
Lily of the valley was the first plant I had when thinking of a garden.
Long Gone but well worth seeking out again .
Solomon Seal may be worth a gander.
Garden in shade zone 5 S Jersey USA
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
I was trying to remeber its botanical name when I posted but couldn't at the
time. It's Thalictrum.
And another old fashioned favourite of mine is Soloman's Seal - Polygonatum
multiflorum ( at least I think that's its Bot. name).
I am currently admiring my winter veges (lots of brassicas and greens that
can't take the heat) while trying not sink into the bog. For those may
wonder Fran and I live a long way apart and my place is much wetter being
nearer the coast.
The blue flower on the nodding heads? The leaves are crinkly and hairy?
Borage. Loverly herb to look at, new tender shoots, leaves and flowers go
well in salad, self seeds profusely.
The magenta single bloom? No idea.
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