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Southwest Gardening: Suggestions for Oct to May flowering plants

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cactusjumper

cactusjumper
Glendale, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 1, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9293045

I'm looking for ideas for some flowering plants similar to the "New England Asters" that were a subject in Dave's Garden Newsletter. Really don't want them quite as tall or wide as the New England Aster, but a bit smaller. Sure like the blooms on those Asters though. Any ideas for something similar?
lonediver
Maricopa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 1, 2012
8:53 PM

Post #9293125

If it is simply winter blooming flowers that you are looking for you might want to explore hellebore/Helleborus. I had some small success twith some of them some years ago . A select few of them may be suitable/survive here . There are a number of books on the subject of winter gardening.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Winter-Garden-Through-Forgotten/dp/184403481X

The year in Bloom (that title has more than one author)

cactusjumper

cactusjumper
Glendale, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 2, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9293459

Thank you Lonediver. I'll look into it.
lovetropics
Scottsdale, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 2, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9293794

there is marguerite daisy which comes in a few different colors. take a look.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/90064/

cactusjumper

cactusjumper
Glendale, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2012
8:57 AM

Post #9294653

Now the marguerite daisy is much closer to what I was looking for. THANK YOU
lovetropics
Scottsdale, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9294737

good luck CJ. I have sent many of them to heaven from my garden in summer heat :)
2ndChance
Tempe, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 10, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9301772

Will our Rodney's asters bloom in the winter if watered? http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/145719/
lovetropics
Scottsdale, AZ
(Zone 9b)

October 10, 2012
3:43 PM

Post #9301779

Mine bloom in fall and spring and they are on a drip system.

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