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Perscaria "Dimity"


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Michelle. L.02-Apr-06 01:12 AM EST 5b   
Nancy04-Apr-06 05:19 PM EST 5   
cathaleen10-Apr-06 10:17 PM EST 3   
Michelle. L.11-Apr-06 11:42 AM EST 5b   
cathaleen11-Apr-06 09:35 PM EST 3   
Michelle.L.15-Jun-06 04:07 AM EST 5b   


Subject: Perscaria
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5b
Date: 02-Apr-06 01:12 AM EST

Hi there, i am looking for a plant called perscaria " Dimity" , i think that is how you spell it.. i haven't been able to locate this in the nurseries or see them in the catalogues? Does anyone have any idea where I could purchase this??? Any thoughts would be much appreciated.. thank you.


Subject: RE: Perscaria
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 04-Apr-06 05:19 PM EST

Where do you live, Michelle?

There's a nursery (my absolute favourite!) about a half hour east of Toronto, Mason Hogue Gardens in Goodwood that is showing Dimity on their availability list for this year. Unfortunately, they don't do mail order.

Check them out: www.masonhogue.com

There are good directions under "Contact Us".


Subject: RE: Perscaria
From: cathaleen
Zone: 3
Date: 10-Apr-06 10:17 PM EST

Michelle,

I must say my dimity knotweed grows like a weed, but is such a good filler - that I have torn it out over the years to give to friends - and it just keeps on going. I would suggest you try some local smaller nurseries whereever you live - I have certainly seen it for sale in central BC in nurseries, originally I bought my parent plants through the now defunct Perennial Gardens mail order. Have you tried "google" to see where it pops up for sale??? do you know anyone locally who grows it that can share with you - or contact your local gardening clubs and see if they have a source for you. good luck, I am sure you'll find some.


Subject: RE: Perscaria
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5b
Date: 11-Apr-06 11:42 AM EST

Thank you Nancy and Cathaleen for your help. I know it spreads, for me that is good as I would like it to cover a sloping bank and replace the grass there, it is steep and hard to weed wack... I am surprised that none of my gardening pals have it but if it spreads that much that may be why... will keep checking, thanks again!!


Subject: RE: Perscaria
From: cathaleen
Zone: 3
Date: 11-Apr-06 09:35 PM EST

Michelle,

I see that Cannings Perennials lists the dimity perscaria - it comes in a one gallon container for $14.95 or $15.95 - so I would expect that would be a good size starter bit of plant. I have ordered things from them this year for the first time - and they've been really helpful with questions etc. good luck in getting yours started. It is a great plant - so hope you find some .


Subject: RE: Perscaria
From: Michelle.L.
Zone: 5b
Date: 15-Jun-06 04:07 AM EST

Thank you everyone for your replies, I am happy to report that I did stumble across some plants!!!!!


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