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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-29

Anagallis x "Wildcat blue"

This hybrid is another of the "Proven Winners" I've come across this year that I just really liked. More of a ground cover, it is 10-12" in height, a very true blue bloomer that flowers all summer long. Heat tolerant it is hardy in zones 9-11 but otherwise is an annual. Full sun, good for borders and really nice in containers. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-28

Mystery water plant

I found this growing among the reeds in a local pond this summer. I have no idea what it is, but the delicate lavender flowers are beautiful. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-23

Summer Hydrangea

A lavender hydrangea for your Thanksgiving. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-22

Mystery Plant

This might be a sage -- I'm not sure. The color was superb and it was a late booming plant, mid-October. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-15

Henry III Aster

This is a small, double flower aster, Henry III. It is a late summer through fall blooming aster that I've mostly seen in planters. It has an 18-24" clumping spread. A nice pollinator attractor. This hybrid was introduced in 2007. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-14

Echinacea?

This might be an Echinacea, but I'm not sure. I love the furled narrow petals and the complex center of this flower. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-25

White Rose

One of the last of the roses here in NJ. I am going to try some plantidotes that focus more on the leaves, buds, stems, etc around the flowers themselves. This is about as artsy as it gets for me. But with Roses, the buds and for me -- the leaves, are just as beautiful as the flowers themselves. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-24

Fall Crocus

One of the hidden signs of Fall is the Autumn Crocus, buried in the dense leaf fall of the woods. I am not sure if this is a False Autumn Crocus, or a Saffron, or both or neither. But they are so delicate on wispy mushroom-like stems, short lived, and I was delighted to catch sight of these. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-17

Colocasia

Black Coral

Considered to be the oldest cultivated plants in the world, Colocasias have a ten thousand year history in Asia. In the southern US they are quite invasive. Clump forming up to 4', hardy in zones 7-11. Needs lots of water and can grow in shallows. This cultivar introduced this year.

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-11

Skipper and Daisies

Fiery Skipper (female) / Hylefila phyleus

I went out today to see if I could catch some interesting early tree color change (and didn't, it's still not really much turned here in NJ.) Instead the last of the daisies (or asters?) had a huge crowd of bees and these guys, and I don't know if it's a butterfly or a moth. Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-10

Mystery Flower

This is a lovely partial shade flower -- I have no idea what though. The buds look like pistachios breaking open.

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-27

Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Spanish flag

A classic from old fashioned gardens, Lantana grows 3-4'. It's a pretty common annual (tender perennial zones 10-11 where it naturalizes fast and is listed as highly invasive), all parts of the plant are mildly toxic.

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-26

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-20

Daisies

This looks like another variety of Osteospermum African daisy which insanelysane identified on the 07/28/12 Plantidote. Although the July version came from Canada and this one is local in NJ.

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-19

Unknown Coleus

Here's a really lovely coleus for your Wednesday.

I wasn't able to figure out the cultivar though, please advise if you know. Read below the fold...

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