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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Cup Plant Keeps On Keeping On



Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.

15 comments:

  1. My old neighbor bought a tiny plant at a wildflower sale. No one knew what it was. It grew and grew...so tall. We researched and found that it was a cup plant. A very interesting and tough plant. I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for posting these pictures.
    Balisha

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    1. I bought a tiny one, too, and it was truly a Jack and the Bean Stalk Plant!

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  2. I tried winter sowing cup plant this past year, but for some reason it didn't work out. It's such an interesting plant with its cupped leaves. It's probably for the best that it didn't grow for me, though, as I'm running out of room for large plants in the garden!

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    1. It seeds itself exactly where it's happiest...Just throw seeds someplace and see if it comes up and move it that first year so the tap root doesn't get settled. gail

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  3. Looks like it's making the butterflies and bees happy, too.

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  4. Lovely! That golden color just shines. And I love the butterfly!!!

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  5. We had Cup plant in the Learning Garden and I didn't give it the credit I should have. Perfect this time of year.

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  6. I enjoyed your photos! I don't have room for mine to self sow, plus, I don't want our neighbors to end up with cup plants, so I cut mine back. I am sad now, and miss the tall stalks, but the leaves look quite hearty.

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  7. Loved the pictures! Nicely taken:)

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  8. Lovely photos, Gail! I remember sneaking a few seeds from a cup plant at the Chicago Botanic Garden two years (they had fallen on the ground, I promise!). Sadly,they never did germinate for me.

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  9. That's a beautiful plant, how lovely, and yellow, it just glows.

    I am going to have to look that one up also.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  11. Butterflies seem to be all over in your garden. I wish we had half as many. Bees are aplenty but not too many butterflies. Great photos.

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  12. Dear Gail, Your cup runneth over . . . beautiful light and flutterbyes.

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