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This is a tassel flower.  I love this old fashioned flower, similar to Indian Paintbrush that you knew as a kid, only taller.  It’s usually red, although I’ve had one or two mutant orange ones.  I like to plant them around plants that don’t bloom in the summer, like my tomatoes (I mix vegetables and flowers together), or next to my peonies which are done by the middle of June.  The tassel flower starts in July and goes all summer.  It self-seeds, so you don’t have to plant it again, you have to move them around and sometimes be tough and yank them out.  It’s very delicate, blows in the wind, and is great here and there to add a little bit of color.

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Posted September 1, 2007 by cindyeo in garden

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