But The Georgians - Spanish Shawl / Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley! (Shellac) it comes into bloom, it is a serious showstopper, with red hairy bracts holding disproportionately large fuchsia blooms. It flowers during the entire growing season, spring to fall, and the cheery red bracts persist even after the petals fall off. It makes a vigorous carpet wherever it gets water. Gardens that are watered by hand or by overhead sprinkler soon end up with Spanish Shawl filling every bit of available space, while in gardens where it is watered more sparingly with drip irrigation, it tends toward neat clumps.
I find it easy to remove if it spreads beyond where I like it. The best part? Plants to Love: All the Profiles. Genevieve Schmidt is a landscape designer and owns a fine landscape maintenance company in Arcata, CA. The owner of North Coast Gardening, she is also a contributing writer at Garden Design Magazine and has written for numerous print and online publications.
Spanish Shawl is wonderful! Brunette Snakeroot is awesome too! I did, Gina! I think Plant Delights may have had it or something similarly dark in recent memory, but mail ordering plants can get pricy. Spanish Shawl seems like the perfect common name for it. Does it take foot traffic? I have put it Wherever Youre Going - Maywood - Maywood between very large stones not small ones as it will just grow over the top in pathways with success.
It tops out about 70 degrees MAX here. It grows crazy wild in sunny and rainy and hot and humid Hawaii and blooms year round — so YES to full sun. Spanish Shawl is a great container plant. I had one for years which bloomed beautifully each summer, but finally died out.
Any idea where I can find this wonderful plant? Emerisa Gardens has had them in the past, and I believe the wholesale grower Suncrest has also carried them within the last two years so you could special order from your local retailer. If you find one elsewhere, be sure to let me know as I certainly want to encourage folks to grow them! Great plant! Apparently it dies out in the frosty winters in Sonoma County.
Suncrest had them for a while. Suncrest says they will start growing them again next year. So I guess I will have to wait another year. Thanks for your help. Bought this yesterday at Sierra Azul nursery near Watsonville yesterday and they had others in stock. Hope it grows well for me…. The baskets have irrigation laid on and are a great success. The long flowering period spring to autumn is an added attraction. Sorry to drop in late but have couple questions for you. Does the shawl continue to put down new roots as it spreads.
I get 6 hours of sun where I want to put them. Too much? Gardora said: Are you looking for a nice groundcover for a shady place? Try Spanish Shawl! Your email address will not The Georgians - Spanish Shawl / Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley! (Shellac) published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Want to see some of my other favorite plants?
Comments Spanish Shawl is wonderful! It certainly looks amazing! Can these beauties manage in full sun? Miami Beach, FL. At GG Park—their plant sale area, open until 3 pm. Trackbacks […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Gardora. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
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