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Polygala Myrtifolia

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Polygala Myrtifolia (Polygala Myrtifolia)

Went into a couple of nurseries whilst down in Cornwall this week and came back with this (having seen a couple of photos on this site).
Yet another one for the conservatory this winter!



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lol....did you buy one???

11 Sep, 2010

 

I had to Alexandra - it's been on my wish list since I saw your photo!!!!

11 Sep, 2010

 

I thought you would. You must post picture of it in your garden. I have a huge wish list at the moment but I'm holding off until the back garden is dug up and ready. That is my winter project for this year.

11 Sep, 2010

 

It's simply not hardy enough to go in the ground here - definitely a pot specimen.

11 Sep, 2010

 

ah ha...mine is in a pot outdoors and it's grown double in size this year. Taking a cutting for the garden as well.

11 Sep, 2010

 

Apparently one of there "needs" is a poor quality free draining soil. How odd! Makes them pretty well suited to pot growing though.

11 Sep, 2010

 

maybe that's why mine is doing so well.....

11 Sep, 2010

 

Meanie:

This is a very drought tolerant plant....any excess moisture may kill it. It's best to be careful with watering in a pot.

13 Sep, 2010

 

Feed from the bottom then?

13 Sep, 2010

 

I water mine every other day. But it's a lot warmer here that in the UK. I water mine from the top.

13 Sep, 2010

 

Meanie:

I recommend letting the plant try completely out for a while...then give a good water. In winter they should be kept even drier.

Here these plants receive very little water or no water at all in summer. The large ones in Balboa Park are grown in soil that's as hard as concrete.

13 Sep, 2010

 

Alexandramou:

Wow! That seems like a lot of water. Does your soil drain well?

Even with hot weather these plants are extremely drought tolerant (once established).

13 Sep, 2010

 

My kind of watering regime then!!

13 Sep, 2010

 

Delonix1, the plant is in a pot and it does drain well. It sits outdoors all winter as well and it gets all the rain. (we had a lot of rain last winter). It's doing really well.

14 Sep, 2010

 

Alexandramou:

I guess this shrub will tolerate lots of water if it has good drainage.

16 Sep, 2010



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