What are the pros? Easy to grow, gorgeous plant
What are the cons? Slugs loved & long maturation
This was my “Surprise Plant” this summer. I initially started these for a winter garden and started inside in November and placed in the garden in January where all leaves and even stalks were promptly devoured by slugs. I wrote it off as a unfortunate disaster and then forgot about them.
In late May, low and behold, I had 2 plants. I didn’t think there was anyway these vigorous little guys were the spindly creatures devoured down to “the studs” by the slugs.. but in fact they were the original plants which had somehow come back to life
Returning a month later,(plants recieved no care& minimal water) These sturdy and stunning plants were non plussed and by the time I returned, one occupied an entire corner of the garden. The leaves were large enough to swaddle a baby and there was a purple head which would grow to the size of a serving platter. I’ve allowed it to flower and will harvest the seeds as the plant was to pretty to harvest.
Well worth planting
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