aspects of Edraianthus owerinianus. Grown from seed collected in
Turkey, the pot is plunged in wood chips for the winter, but
to the full force of winter weather. It has survived for 6 years so
beautifully each year, so I conclude that it's hardy here in my northern
Massachusetts garden. The photo above is a scan made from a slide,
slightly blurry, but the rich violet-purple color is close to the actual
In the photo below, taken in March, the
dead-looking hummock sprigs
forth with fresh green shoots. In this view, we get a sense of the
woody mound slowly building up in size over the years.
In this view, taken early June 2003, we get a
good sense of the near stemless blooms
that are large and so numerous that they tend to hide the foliage.
There is good seed
set in most years, although none in 2003 because of excess rains. In this
the flowers look deeper blue than they are; the actual color is a rich and
All photos by Mark
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