26 May 2011

Flora Focus: Winecup

Winecups aren't on our landscaping plan, but Steve was drawn to them at the nursery, so we picked one up. We share a desire for flowers in the garden, so it was fine by me that he chose this trailing plant with little flowers that look like the top half of a glass of red wine.

This is what it looked like not long after we planted it. Then it went through a rough patch, where it lost all of its flowers to a rainstorm, but they're gradually coming back.

As always, here's the dirt on winecups (minus info about mature size, which is about a foot tall and 4-5' across):

Had I noticed that the leaves resemble, as the tag says, hairy hands? No. Am I creeped out by it now? Yes.

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