Monday, July 27, 2009

Standing Cypress

This is a plant that is not supposed to grow in my garden zone, but I have had it in my garden for years, it self sows, it is a biennial, the first year it is only about an inch tall, thin feathery type leaves, I have to be careful not to hoe up the seedlings, the second year it gets about 6 feet tall and blooms. At one time I had yellow ones also but have not seen a yellow bloom in years.
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7 comments:

PA_Shutterbug said...

I like the brilliant red color of the flowers. It looks like there are lots more buds, which means you'll be getting more flowers.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Wow, six feet and bright red flowers - that is one cheerful plant! :)

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Wow what a stunning plant to have in the garden. -Jackie

Mother Nature said...

Thanks for introducing me to standing cypress. It should be great for hummingbirds. I must add some to my garden. I love tall vertical plants.
Donna

Rosemary said...

This is another plant I have never heard of. Amazing too..love the height of it what a stand out in the garden.

Sue said...

I've never heard of that plant. It sounds interesting. I'll have to see about finding it. How wide does it get when it's blooming?

Sylvana said...

What zone are you? This looks lovely.