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  1. Claire, Plantpassion
    August 26, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I havn’t tried Tithonia, but I have got Cosmos polidor looking fantastic with cerinthe major purpurescens.

    • Ben
      August 29, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

      I shall be giving Cerinthe a go next year…is it hardy? Maybe I could plant some now…
      I don’t know ‘polidor’ buy will google it. Thanks for posting Claire.

      • Ben
        August 29, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

        The polidor look amazing…though ‘suphureus’ needs it’s stems seared in boiling water if it is to be used for cutting.

  2. Karen - An artist's Garden
    August 25, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    Interesting Benjmamin – Tithonia will absolutely NOT be on my list for next year unless they put out some flowers pretty sharpish. I have 5 foot giants with 2 measly flowers between 5 plants! Soil was low fertility and well drained …. (well drained for Wales that is but it was planted in the rain shade area of a south facing wall)

    Glad your experience with them was happier than mine, they look fab in your picture

    • Ben
      August 26, 2011 @ 8:10 am

      Yeah…they defo need loads of sun…give them another go next year…they have something about them…I wish mine were six foot!
      Did you start yours undercover…I started mine around the beginning of april so they’ve had time to do their thing.

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