Monday

My Favorite Flower

False Indigo

Lasts long as a cut flower.
It has beautiful purple pods in the fall
for dried arrangements.
It's foliage makes a beautiful "green"
with any other flower arrangement.
....and last but not least,
it grows in zone 3!
.....jean

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty! not familiar with this one.

Dog Trot Farm said...

I love False Indigo too, it is a perennial favorite. Did you know it can now be found in white? Happy gardening, Julie.

Jill said...

Those are gorgeous! It is also new to me!

dr momi said...

Tex....it's so easy to grow from seed -- loves full sun -- and it's perennial.

Julie....I did NOT know it came in white now too. I will be hunting it down :-)

Jill....thanks!

judy said...

it is pretty ,I sometimes wished I could name all the flowers but have a hard enough time remembering names of everyone---lol but as I was gazing at my yard I noticed what was maybe a weed sticking its head out from under my deck,and found a amazing looking tiny flowers attached to it,hard to explain but the sort that a decorator or painter might choose to use

A Quiet Corner said...

I never tried to grow this...there's always a first time!...:)JP

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It's really beautiful, like so many other flowers I had it at my last house and for some reason it's not one I have here...Thank-you for the reminder that it's one I should add.

Ronda said...

What beautiful framing of a lovely vase of flowers! Thanks for the growing tips!

Simply Scaife Family said...

Beautiful and practical..love it.

Candy C. said...

Very pretty arrangement! Sounds like a good one to have in the garden! :)

Mama Pea said...

GOR-geous flower. I am not familiar with it but think I'll put it on my list to get someday.

dr momi said...

judy....I think lots of weeds are gorgeous :-)

JP....it looks like a 4 or 5 foot bush all summer...always looks pretty.

Kim....I actually grew the plants I have here at our new house from seed saved from plants at the old house. It took 4 years for them to get full size...but worth it!

Ronda....thanks!

Simple Scaife Family....I think it's practicality and the fact that I really can't kill it here in my zone 3/4 is why I like it so much.

Candy C. ....bet it wouldn't grow by you ..? I'm not sure how high of a growing zone it can tolerate.

Mama Pea....it will grow by you! I don't know about you, but I'm really into a perennial that gives me great cut flowers every year -- and I don't have to plant them :-) (as in no work!)