Kalimeris Blue Star

Patty W. zone 5a IllinoisJanuary 28, 2013

Love this plant.

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Patty W. zone 5a Illinois

A few lilies:

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 10:17PM
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Patty W. zone 5a Illinois

This year I need to take pictures when the suns not shinning.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 10:35PM
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Patty W. zone 5a Illinois

Lost a tree to drought so many hosta were left in to much sun.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 10:43PM
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rouge21_gw(5)

Excellent pictures 'Patty'!

I am especially pleased to see that stunning Kalimeris specimen. I planted two last year and I am hoping to see them fill out this coming season.

How established is the one I see in your post? (Is that just one plant?! ;))

When in the spring/summer does yours begin to flower?

Is it in a full sun location?

This post was edited by rouge21 on Wed, Jan 30, 13 at 12:45

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 12:42PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i dont understand why you downgrade that clematis pic.. its stunning..

thanks for the breath of summer.. in the doldrums of winter

ken

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:10PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

So glad you were able to post photos. Very pretty lilies! All those nice shade plants with no slug holes in the hostas. You have a lovely garden!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 12:00PM
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Patty W. zone 5a Illinois

Rouge, It pretty much looks this way by the second year. I've had them for a good ten years now. I do trim them back like phlox or they'll flop when it rains. Covered in dainty blooms from June to September and no disease issues. Thank you everyone for the kind words.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 12:18AM
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rouge21_gw(5)

Then I look forward to seeing my 2nd year 'Blue Star' fill out like yours has.

Just some clarification 'patty'...under what circumstances do you trim it back...and how much do you shear off?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 8:49AM
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Patty W. zone 5a Illinois

I'm in northern Illinois, In a normal year it's up and ready to flower in May If cut back by half to 1/3 rd you'll get much stronger stems or she'll be flat on the ground when it rains later on. Then I'll let it flower away for awhile. May be once a month trim another couple inches to keep tidy. Only takes a couplle of minutes. Few years ago I got a nice Blacken Decker Cordless Trimmer for Chirstmas. Yeah! It's the only way I can keep up with the clems and kalimeris Devided mine imto 40 plants three years ago. This is just what I do with them.It's the only plant that I shape this way. My expirence with kalimeris, while it dosn't need to much water, it's NOT drought tolerant. I let 10 go mostly unwatered in the drought this year. Their dead! Easy to start new ones. So not a problem. Here's a nother pic with some to the side. Should have mentioned I also trim trim to control size by year three can get kind of large if happy. Hope you enjoy yours.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 11:52PM
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rouge21_gw(5)

Wow Patty I especially love that ribbon of garden between the the walkway and the fence.

You had in excess of 10 kalimeris?!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 8:28AM
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