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Stachytarpheta 'Nectarwand Red'

July 26 2017 at 9:12 PM
jp  (Login nalono1)
Hummingbird Member 2005

This is the tall red one from Bustani. Is growing well with 3 months under its belt.

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Kathi and Michael Rock
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Re: Stachytarpheta 'Nectarwand Red'

July 27 2017, 1:08 AM 

How amazingly beautiful!! I hope this becomes commercially available someday. jp, how is the hummer use?
Michael and Kathi Rock
Madison, WI
Zone 5

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Tom
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Re: Stachytarpheta 'Nectarwand Red'

July 27 2017, 8:34 AM 

What is your growing zone, JP?

The other red Stachy that I've seen was much smaller and very sensitive to any cold weather. I found that it was very attractive to hummers.

It would be great to see this plant offered somewhere online.
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Tom M
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Re: Stachytarpheta 'Nectarwand Red'

July 27 2017, 9:05 AM 

Beautiful JP. My pink sure plays a backseat to the purple, glad to hear they really like this red and it sure is taller than the traditional dwarf red.
St Pete Tom
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jp
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Re: Stachytarpheta 'Nectarwand Red'

July 27 2017, 11:36 AM 

It does get good hummer use. I am in zone 6.

Tom M
Probably in early Oct I am going to cut them back, pull them up and mail them to you. Same for the blue one. See if you can get them going in Florida.

 
 
Tom M
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Re: Stachytarpheta 'Nectarwand Red'

August 4 2017, 11:24 AM 

Thanks JP, I can't wait to give them a try. I'll be curious to see if these bloom continuously here, frantzii does but mutabilis doesn't....
St Pete Tom
USDA 10a, Heat 10

 
 

Kathi and Michael Rock
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Re: Stachytarpheta 'Nectarwand Red'

August 4 2017, 2:07 PM 

I'm happy to hear that hummer use is good jp. If we can ever get it, I'd be thrilled as the other Stachytarphetas always seem to be tiny, insignificant container plants for us and we only rarely see a hummingbird use them.
Michael and Kathi Rock
Madison, WI
Zone 5

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Joni
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Hummingbirder 2008

Re: Stachytarpheta 'Nectarwand Red'

August 8 2017, 11:37 AM 

I am so jealous, JP!!! I will have to get to Bustani one day. All Stachytarphetas get regular use & I'm sure that one would be no exception. I lately am seeing more use on them & Agastaches then on the Salvias for the most part. Your plant is awesome!!! My over-wintered dwarf red was looking pretty measly when first brought out of the basement but has really come into full flower the past 2 weeks. There have already been fights over it. It gets used somewhat more than jamacensis.

Joni
Elwood, IL
Zone 5b
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