Digging Cotton

Looking lovely in the garden is week is Gossypium thurberi ‘Mt. Lemmon’…our introduction of one of the progenitors of modern day cotton. On a 2005 botanical expedition, we discovered this North American native perennial hibiscus relative, known as Desert Cotton, growing in the mountains of Arizona. In the garden, it’s a superb flowering machine for

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Drink up with a wine cup in your garden.

The wine cups, Callirhoe involucrata are so amazing in the garden, I wish everyone could see them now.  These long-flowering, drought-tolerant, vertically-challenged hibiscus cousins are amazing groundcover perennials.  Callirhoes come in white, wine-red, and this mauvy form, Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima.  If you have full sun and like this color theme, you’ve got to try

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