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Lithodora: Evergreen and Electric Blue Radiance

So many of you enjoyed my post about Candytuft, that I'm sharing another plant recommendation for your gardens: Lithodora. I had never heard of Lithodora before we moved here to our furrever home, and in fact when I first saw it at a garden nursery assumed it was the annual flower Lobelia. I was told by the nursery that Lithodora can handle our hot and humid southern New Jersey Shore Summers, that it will bloom profusely all Summer long, and that it was an evergreen perennial. That was in 2008. Now that I have the hindsight of the past several years, I can share with you the realities of what this plant does and doesn't do. Some of my observations differ from the experts, or at least the experts that told me about this plant! (There's more pictures and details in the blog post, just click the link below.)
Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://petscribbles.blogspot.com/2012/04/lithodora-evergreen-and-electric-blue.html

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  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Feb 21, 2013

    Lithodora is a new one on me as well, but perhaps that's because I used to garden where it is too cold for it (zone 5) and now I garden where it is too warm (zone 9).

  • At The Picket Fence
    At The Picket Fence Florence, KY
    on Feb 21, 2013

    Gorgeous! ~Heather

  • Laura, Pet Scribbles
    Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ
    on Feb 21, 2013

    @Douglas Hunt - I've seen catalogs claim this will work up to zone 10 or 11, but truly wonder about that. It can handle our heat and humidity, however it will start coughing and sputtering for some water during those hottest of times.

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy
    Karen - The Graphics Fairy Columbia, MD
    on Feb 21, 2013

    I like these a lot Laura! I have a thing for blue flowers for some reason!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Feb 21, 2013

    I'm partial to the blue, too! I enjoyed your post, Laura!

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