RE: [gardeners] Perennials for the south

Matt Trahan (
Sun, 13 Sep 1998 12:02:23 -0400

Tony's catalog is great. He has an excellent sense of humor.
 But I showed it to the girls and they were not too excited. Tony's tends
to run toward stuff I love, great foliage plants with a lot of character. 
 I got a chance to visit his nursery early this summer, what a collection!
I still need to come up with an 'extra' $100+. <VBG>
 If you have some extra spare change, he had this incredible blue 'false
bleeding heart' that wasn't in the catalog. It has bleeding heart foliage
with these gorgeous deep pure blue blooms. The bloom are sort of like
miniature red annual salvia blooms, both in shape and number. Definately a
knockout. They were in 4" pots, about 10-12 inches tall. I think they were
$8-12. If I remember correctly, he brought it back from a trip to China in
the past few years. There is a white version too, but it wasn't in bloom at
the time.

 Flowers are definately the order of the day for this run. Thanks for the
other catalog suggestions, and the warning about SP&H.

Matt Trahan  <> or <>
USDA zone 8, AHS heat zone 7, Sunset zone 31, northeastern N.C.