ONE OF OUR FINEST Â 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.
The yellow Jewelweed. Â A few seeds collected from a trackside ditch, tossed into a moist area of the yard just one year ago. Â Now there is a flower, blooming away with more to come.
Another ditch-collected seed-planted Jewelweed specimen in our garden. Â It doesnt get better than this. Â Note how much red is in this flower. Â 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!
The plants blew down in Hurricane Irene. Â 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.