Photograph from Annie’s Annuals and Perennials
Have you ever seen a picture of an unidentified plant and become instantly enamored? The quest to find the plant’s identity and – equally important – a source of potted specimens, cuttings, or seeds – is breathless, fluctuating between hope/longing/greed and despair. This plant I identified ultimately by looking up the designer responsible for the garden in which I had first seen it pictured. Apparently this plant is native to the area from Greece to Pakistan. 2 ft wide at the base, its 8 ft stems spread as they rise upwards, with cannabis like leaves and heads of grass-like flowers. I Must Have This Plant!