Archive for September 3rd, 2011

JEWELWEED IN CULTIVATION: THE GARDEN OF THE SANGUINE ROOT

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

ONE OF OUR FINEST  HORTICULTURAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE YEAR TWO-THOUSAND AND ELEVEN: JEWELWEED HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CULTIVATED AND BROUGHT TO FLOWER AND SEED IN THE GARDEN OF THE SANGUINE ROOT.

 

Jewelweed, Impatiens pallida, blooms in the garden of the Sanguine Root, Overbrook, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jewelweed, Impatiens pallida, blooms in the garden of the Sanguine Root, Overbrook, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The yellow Jewelweed.  A few seeds collected from a trackside ditch, tossed into a moist area of the yard just one year ago.  Now there is a flower, blooming away with more to come.

Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis blooms in the garden of the Sanguine Root, Overbrook, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis blooms in the garden of the Sanguine Root, Overbrook, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Another ditch-collected seed-planted Jewelweed specimen in our garden.  It doesnt get better than this.  Note how much red is in this flower.  Some flowers are more orange, with red dots. This Jewelweed flower has red veins. This plant, growing and now flowering in our yard is a special occasion. We cannot stop talking about this plant and our successful propagation!

Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis and Impatiens pallida blooms in the garden of the Sanguine Root, Overbrook, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis and Impatiens pallida blooms in the garden of the Sanguine Root, Overbrook, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The plants blew down in Hurricane Irene.  They were staked up yesterday, and they just keep flowering as if there was never a problem. Flowers did fall off the plant, as can be viewed at the very bottom of the picture.