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cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9219336

I've been collecting a long list of plants for companion planting. Will be winter sowing the seeds.
I'm weeding out my list :0) Looking for only carefree, easy plants. Two on my list, I'm unfamiliar with, candytuft and calendula. Plantfiles doesn't have, or very few, zipcode reports of either. Should I just cut these from my list?

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 26, 2012
12:47 PM

Post #9219563

Calendula does best in fall planting, then dies back in the spring. It can't handle the heat. Candytuft does better, but flees when it gets really hot. Maybe if it was planted in the shade of some plants it might work, but I've never had luck with growing it through the summer.
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9219598

Thank you, Stephanie. Just what I needed to know and feared. I still have plenty of others choices that will do better with heat and sun. I'll nix these from the list.
City_Sylvia
Dallas, TX

July 28, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9221607

I like Candytuff too. It takes off great, then I dont see it anymore.
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9223677

I vaguely remember seeing it the garden centers, just don't remember what has made me pass it up. Is it labeled as an annual in garden centers?

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