Oops, make that three feverfews

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Image of three feverfew plants cut back to encourage rebloom

Turns out that was a clump of three plants, not one stupendous one

To all the admirers of the huge feverfew in my last post, especially Digital Flower, Pam, Layanee, and Bonnie, it turns out it was a clump of three plants. The flowers were looking brown and tatty, but I could see new growth breaking out from the stems at the base, so I decided to cut it (them) down. That’s how I discovered it was actually three plants. I tried to check for that before I made my claim of biggest and bestest, but obviously I didn’t check thoroughly enough.

Now I have to trim the grass that the feverfew was hanging over.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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kate July 24, 2007, 1:38 pm

The feverfew must have put on a spectacular show. By fall, there will probably be another one!

Marie FKA Piana Nanna July 20, 2007, 7:56 am

Well, the little bugger, who was it trying to kid?

Kathy Purdy July 19, 2007, 8:04 am

Yes, Layanee, it self-sows moderately. I have had the golden-leaved form and a double form, but this is the only one that shows up again.

layanee July 18, 2007, 4:24 pm

One plant or three, it was still wonderful! Does that re-seed for you?

Pam/Digging July 18, 2007, 12:58 pm

I’m cutting back today too–just taking a quick break to get rehydrated.

Carol July 17, 2007, 5:29 pm

I’ve called the Guinness World Record people and told them not to come after all. )Just kidding! ;-0)

And isn’t that how it goes? One garden chore done leads to something else to do in the garden