Lower South

June, 2006
Regional Report

Web Finds

Propagation Information for Gardeners
This series of online leaflets from North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension is a wonderful resource for learning about a number of different plant propagation techniques. Propagation Information for Gardeners is easy to follow and illustrated so even a first-time propagator can be successful.

Favorite or New Plant

Thryallis
Thryallis (Galphimia glauca) is a great heat-tolerant plant for xeriscape gardens. It grows in a wide variety of soils as long as they are well drained. A semi-tender shrub, Thryallis often dies back in winter, then returns in spring to reach a height of 4 to 6 feet. It blooms from late summer to fall in our climate, with spikes of yellow blooms that attract butterflies. It has no significant pest and disease problems. While it blooms best in full sun, it will tolerate a little shade. Plants make nice individual specimens or may be massed and sheared into a low hedge or planted in a large container.

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