I’m bummed this plant never made it out of the ground. It could be a siting issue – the area where I planted it can be dry – but I somehow doubt that, as the entire yard is pretty moist most of the year, especially in February when I put it in the ground. If I do come across another specimen I’ll probably try again though. Its foliage is so interesting! I love how our similarly shaped hardy impatiens lend a spiky contrast to the round hosta leaves dominating the garden, and it would be nice to throw another plant with those same visual qualities into the mix.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!