Are these plants finiky? I learned the hard way that they resent
transplanting. But I would like to have some, and I want to know if the
mature plants are as difficult to care for as the babies?
Jackie in zone 7
Not at all. They are native plants and do very well in all types of soil. They
prefer to be in more shade where In am in the south, so I have three of them
growing under the canopy of a 150 foot wide oak tree canopy. They are in very
calciferous soil, but are mulched well and have ostrich ferns, cycads and other
native ground covers as their companions. They can take a year or so to
establish and they do need a bit of watering when it is extremely dry. Mine are
I would answer "yes" (plus, the bark and dried flowers are interesting
in the winter).
Mine gets a short blast of sunlight in mid-day with some dappled light
in the morning and shade from a building in the afternoon, growing sandy
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
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