Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cardinal Flower

The Cardinal Flower seed I saved from my one plant germinated in 4 days. Yay!
I sowed half inside and half WS (just in case I screwed up with my inside ones).
They're cute little things - look a lot like the coleus when it first germed.
It looks like a beautiful carpet of green.
I absolutely adore this plant! The leaves are a wonderful coppery/maroon color all summer and you just can't beat the 'true' red of the flower in late summer. It just about glows in the bog!
And since it's now listed as Exploitably Vulnerable in NY, I'm more than happy to do my part and grow a gazillion of them. Hee, hee.


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