Saturday, June 25, 2011

With Gusto

I thought I was going to lose this 'Royal Queen Purple Violet Tubeflower' (Iochroma) this spring when it came under attack by what I figured may have been thrips. I cut it back to almost nothing and it has rebounded to the best it has ever looked. The blooms are heavy and full with a beautiful deep color. I must remember to cut it way back again next year, although I could do without the thrip scare.

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