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  1. JW Blooms
    May 3, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    I do cut them, but I can see why Carol might think they wouldn’t make a good cut flower. They are a bit prickly, so not really any good for hand-ties, and often look a bit manky and droopy at first, but bring them in, sear the ends, chuck the petals that have dropped on the table in your salad or your confetti jar, wait a few hours then marvel at their beauty. Oh, and you need stonking great stakes to keep them upright as they tend to spread all over the garden. Worth the effort, though, for the colour alone. Jx

    • Ben
      May 4, 2011 @ 4:10 am

      I understand they are related to Alconites…which are pretty much a weed in these parts. Did you grow yours from seed?

      • JW Blooms
        May 4, 2011 @ 11:59 am

        Yeah, I think so originally. Spend a lot of time digging them up mostly now! J