Monday, June 22, 2009
Evodia danielli: this is a great plant for insects
I noticed, this past weekend, that Sedum 'Autumn Joy' is budded up. Every year when the Sedum flower, I put a lawn chair near the big group in the front garden so I can watch the bees, moths, butterflies, etc. scramble for position. I have always though I was basically an observer (as opposed to a participant) and this is hugely entertaining.
Still, this darned Evodia is even more an insect magnet than Sedum. This plant (below the path about 100' into China Valley) is covered with bees and bee allies and the buds aren't even open! I remember growing it from a seed distribution that came with American Horticulturist sometime in the 1970s. I germinated a few seeds which isn't surprising considering the fact that there are about 10,000 seedling under the 18' in diameter tree. Or there were before I killed them. The plants must have come to nothing because other than their successfully germinating, I don't remember them at all.
Posted by ChrisU at 2:54 PM