Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mealycup Sage and Mexican Hats

Ratibida and Salvia farinacea compliment one another in the garden of Nell Jean at http://www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com/ in the hot, humid depths of Southwest Georgia USA.


Mealycup sage started from seed last year has grown to good size. One clump divided in late winter yielded ample cuttings to fill the bed as they grow on. Only one clump of yellow Ratibida grew from scattered seed; the rest have maroon petals with yellow edges.


Ratibida is complimented by yellow Lantana in the next bed.

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blue color for that sage. It's probably too tender to grow in my garden but I'd sure love to give it a try. I have clumps of Mexican Hats speckling the street garden. Well, I will have. They won't bloom for another couple of months...

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  2. I've never seen cone flowers with such tall cones before; they're delightful -- and, of course, I always love yellow and blue combinations. -Jean

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  3. The mealy cup sage is such a pretty color. I love those combinations.

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  4. I love those Mexican Hats, will have to remember those.

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  5. I have the mealycup sage starting from two very little plants, and now they are a big clump,and never stopped blooming since last Decemember. Love it! I love the color combination of the purple and yellow, looking pretty! that Ratibida with maroon petals and yellow edges is so gorgeous!

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  6. Great combo, purple and yellow are my favorite colors together. I love the solid yellow Mexican hats. They would look good in my yellow & purple garden. :)

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  7. I love all of these. They are all native to Texas, but I am not sure which Mexican Hat is the native. I will have to look that one up. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  8. Oooh, love those Mexican hats! Not something I see in Florida gardens, but I'd love to try it here. I expect with "Mexican" in the name and the fact that it's hot and humid where you live, they would do well here.

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  9. These colors compliment each other so well.

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