Santa Barbara, CA
August 27, 2011
Big Beautiful Bushes and Fantastic Flowers
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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This is the variety that is a single stalk, and it produces nector. Your bees will be happy with this addition to your garden, and so will you! Caterpillers, bees, butterflies, ants, and birds were just some of the creatures I saw around this plant. They act as a great repellant and trap for many pests, and that's why I originally planted this. They also act as a great wall against any neightbors, and get very tall (anywhere from 6-9 feet). Each stalk had at least 20 flowers on it, if not more, during full bloom. Planted in April. They're dying off now, in August, after a great run. I plan on planting more this year because I live in an area with no frost and a mild climate all year.Be careful, however, with planting too close to other things. They didn't cause a problem, though they did steal sun from my corn and other things, but they make it difficult to harvest things if you plant closely. You have to be willing to go in between plants and be mindful of flowers in your face. Overall, these flowers were wonderful!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

By Santa Barbara, CA 27 Aug 2011

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