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My Ruttya fruticosa Orange - Rabbit Ears, Orange Bird


My Ruttya fruticosa Orange - Rabbit Ears, Orange Bird (Ruttya fruticosa Orange - Rabbit Ears, Orange Bird)

My Rabbit Ears shrub has been blooming continuously for almost a year now...it used to only bloom in fall. Not sure the reason why it has bloomed to so long. Photo taken Jan. 29, 2011.



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Love the name! very descriptive

3 Feb, 2011

 

Thanks! :>)

3 Feb, 2011

 

Lovely vibrant orange perhaps it like it where it is Andy

3 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

It's been in the same general area for 3 years. It a mystery to me. :>)

4 Feb, 2011

 

Perhaps it likes the soil you have it in.

4 Feb, 2011

 

Yes, it's because the soil is very shallow and rocky in my yard (these are part of the problems).

4 Feb, 2011

 

Its a bit like Agapanthus they flower more if in a pot rather than the ground.

4 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

I've never heard that about Agapanthus before...they bloom here in June, July and sometimes intermittent blooms at other times of the year.

5 Feb, 2011

 

I have been informed they like to be pot bound inorder to flower.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Agapanthus is very widely used here in front of commercial buildings and medians. It's so widely used here because of their very high drought tolerance.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Yes they don't mind being dry, one I have in my pot is dry even shortly after watering in the summer, the one in the ground which is a white one that does nt like the frost but the one in pot white is ok with frost.

5 Feb, 2011



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