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Started by Michael Little. Last reply by Marlene 9A/TX Jun 19, 2012.
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Anyone in the West Houston area have any experience with Wendy's wish salvia, does it survive our winter?
Of all my hummingbird plants, the one they seem to like best is the flame Acanthus or Desert honeysuckle Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii. I see them on it all the time. I also have a hybrid coral bean Erythrina bidwillii growing as a hanging plant, specifically for hummers, and it has long sprays of big red flowers dripping with nectar, but it goes in and out of bloom, so I suspect they prefer the honeysuckle because it in continuous bloom in hot weather. This Dicleptra doesn't really bloom when hummers are around here in Dallas.
Chuck, I am in the N. Dallas area as well; in fact, not too far from you, in Lewisville. I think I might try this. Does this plant really attract a lot of hummers? I am trying to attract them. I have two feeders and a pineapple sage planted near. Thanks for sharing this!
Great idea, Chuck. I like it.
Hi everyone, I'm in the Plano-N. Dallas area. I've always like pushing the envelope and using plants in unusual ways. Here's an example, the hummingbird plant, Dicleptra subertecta used as a hanging basket plant. Normally this plant is used as a perennial, winch dies back to the ground in a frosty winter, and comes back vigorously to bloom in late summer and fall. What I found, and that gardeners in frost free places know, is that it really wants to bloom all fall, winter and spring, using hot weather to grow vegetatively. I think you'll have top say, it is beautiful:
I have a few tomatoes and peppers started in a greenhouse.
i am about to plant some peach sorbet blueberries in a container. i will have to cover with bird netting which i am not psyched about because it will be at my front door, but whatever!
Is anyone planting yet and if so, what?
I love cooler temps and we are getting rain right now. Hurray!
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