Saturday, August 12, 2006

Purple Tassels on a Spikey Leaf Plant

These spikey plants have beautiful purple tassels. They shoot up in mid June but don't start to blossom until mid July. It was August before I really saw any of the purple cluster.

I tried growing them inside in a container but it just didn't work. They definitely like the heat and weather outdoors. Maybe they need the bumblebees too. The first year I had them, They were on the southern exposure, but covered by some of the other plants. Now they have western exposure but are in the front of the garden and doing well. They are tall so I wanted to have them in the back.

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