On November 11th I watched an NHS presentation by Kelly Dodson & Sue Milliken of Far Reaches Farm on a collecting trip they did to Argentina last spring. One week later, on November 18th I was the proud owner of a couple of the plants they talked about that night ...ain't life grand in this internet age?I ordered three plants, look at them all cozied up in the box.
Joy Creek Nursery back in, oh, 2012 it looks like.
I loved that plant for years, but it eventually disappeared. Too much shade and competition from other plants, I suspect. And it's not just one you can dig up and move, it kinda moves around on it's own. I was never sure where it would come up each year, and if a stem would just be foliage, or if it would be a floral producer (they're on separate stems). I'll be thinking long and hard about where to plant this one out in the spring, and of course dreaming of seeing these flowers again...
Weather Diary, Nov 29: Hi 52, Low 37/ Precip 0