A friend recently gave me my first *accent plant*, also called a companion plant. The accent plant is generally used to compliment a Bonsai tree display such as in the Tokonoma or traditional Japanese display area in home-usually just inside the main entrance). This type of Bonsai tree display is also common during shows and exhibitions or for one's personal pleasure.
I was able to find one source
to identify my Erodium reichardii / Cranesbill which offered only the minimum of basic information about this plant ie: there was nothing on watering or cultivation. Does anyone have more information regarding this plant?
Here are a couple of photos of my Cranesbill:
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I have one in my yard, and a root clipping from last spring in a small pot with my trees. I was hoping to make it an accent plant. These plants are hardy. I chop mine back every fall because it gets big and unruly.Other than that I kind of ignore it. haha It comes back every spring.
Mine is vivid pink. I have also seen them white.
This species is different than mine. Mine go through winter outside, although I'm not sure if they "need" it. As long as you keep it watered and provide light, it will be fine. It looks really healthy.
Keith, would I just Google to find Erodium Bonsai? I have a wonderful book borrowed from the library on Shohin and Mame. It shows many wonderful photos of various plants that have the exposed, elongated roots that take place of the trunk. They are sooo cool and I so want to learn how grow them!
Lance, I look forward to your summer postings on the progession of your Cransbill bonsai!
This isn't my plant, I got it off the internet....but this is the variety I have exactly. It looks different than Leslie's. I'm digging mine up in the spring and looking at the roots.
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