Re: [gardeners] Vitex Resembling Cannabis

George Shirley (
Thu, 9 Oct 1997 20:45:10 -0500 (CDT)

Cheryl: We arrive tomorrow, no room or board necessary. Please place rocks
pointing in direction helicopters were hovering.

George, grinning and picking (no, not really)

At 08:13 PM 10/9/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I have to comment on the looks of vitex. It wouldn't do to grow it around
>here, now that I think of it. A few weeks ago the helicopters were flying
>around furiously over the square mile just behind us. Apparently the in
>thing is growing cannabis in amongst the corn. Three hundred fifty plants
>were found on the first day over a few hundred acres - but no growers were
>arrested. Theyv'e been back some since but no word on more finds. That was
>in the square mile we inhabit and I'm sure this mile is no different than
>the others in this area. Haven't seen this much action around here in all
>the nine years we've been here combined. I'd hate to get arrested for
>growing vitex. ;-)
>>>I can come close, but not exactly buddleia, Cheryl.  I have a 4 foot tall
>>>vitex shrub, which attracts butterflies, and was started from seeds
>>>purchased from Richter's.  I just looked in their catalog and was surprised
>>>to see they say it's a tender perennial, good to zone 6.  I think it's
>>>hardier than that, since at best I'm in zone 5, and on average of every ten
>>>years it drops to zone 4.  The shrub has died back at times, back to the
>>>ground in my friend's garden, but it came back from the roots.  Nice little
>>>shrub, but the leaves look like...Cannabis .  Best, Margaret
>Cheryl Schaefer, Schaefer Yarns
>Beautiful hand painted fibers
>Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY