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Yellow Twig rabbit brush provides fall and winter interest in xeric landscapes. Blooming in early fall with clusters of deep yellow flowers, the plant has bright chartreuse-yellow stems in winter. A High Country Gardens introduction. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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(based on 12 reviews)
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This plant took 3 years to really start growing, but now it's huge. I started from the small cutting. I've planted 2 others along the worst spots in my xeriscape along the north...Read complete review
This plant took 3 years to really start growing, but now it's huge. I started from the small cutting. I've planted 2 others along the worst spots in my xeriscape along the north side to fill space. In the fall, the yellow blooms are surprisingly beautiful.
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Just a cutting
This purchase was one of several that I made in past few years with this company. In the past I received mostly cuttings that I would need to give careful attention to make them...Read complete review
This purchase was one of several that I made in past few years with this company. In the past I received mostly cuttings that I would need to give careful attention to make them survive but most ended up dying anyways. This purchase was no different. I received three cuttings that were "dormant in late spring." All three died. I have decided for not to order any products from this company any more. Way too expensive just for cuttings that are going to die.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Fall 2016 planted in my hoop house. Fall 2017 - grew fast.
from Landers, CA
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Chrysothamnus nauseosus Yellow Twig:
I'm not moving this fall; I've waited too late since it's in bloom now! Will place this spring in lower driveway area. Looking forward to seeng it there next fall. Mine is 3' tall in this 1st season of growth.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Sheridan WY
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Didn't grow much this year but seems healthy.
Did not survive
from Pueblo CO
While I have been happy with most plants that I have purchased thru High Country Gardens, this wasn't a very good size plant on arrival and did not take. Sometimes plants do not look like they are going to make it but surprise you.not so this time
Very hardy and quick to establish
from Fort Collins, CO
Due to some delays with a landscaper this plant was pot-bound until late July which meant that I had to keep it in the shade much more than it probably preferred to avoid drying out. I'm amazed it survived, and when I finally did get it in the ground it did not look like it would make it. After a few weeks, though, it perked up and got enough growth that it should be fine. It did surprise me with an aphid infestation late in the season, but they were easy to deal on a still-small plant and I can't imagine them doing much damage in the future as this plant thrives in the wild here.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
too small to evaluate
from Peoria, Il.
About Me Professional Landscaper
if anyone visits Las Vegas N.V.be sure to see the new garden walk next to New York New York Hotel-many plants of this kind for several blocks - eating and patio seating places along park
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from New Mexico
This is a word of warning...although an attractive plant it is invasive as bamboo. Nothing eats the plant itself. New Mexico has been fighting the Rabbitbrush invasion for years.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We appreciate your feedback on the Chrysothamnus nauseosus Yellow Twig. At this time this is not on the list of invasive or noxious species list however, if you are nervous about this spreading, there are many ways to avoid it. To keep this from reseeding, you can use Organic Corn Gluten to keep seeds from germinating and also to help prevent other species from entering your garden. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products. If you have purchased this from us and are experiencing some issues, we encourage you to contact our customer service agents to go over your options. You can call us at 1-800-925-9387 We can be reached Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
Chrysothamnus nauseosus Yellow Twig
from Cedar Grove, NC
This plant looked poorly when I got it-not just dormant, but dying. I planted it anyway, thinking it might have root strength to survive, but it didn't
Merchant response: Good Day mleonhardi,We were so sorry to hear that your Rabbitbrush did not break dormancy! This is certainly not what we strive for in quality. Please know that we would never want you to pay for something you never got a chance to enjoy! It is because of this, we fully guarantee all of our products up to a year from the day your order has shipped. Kindly contact our customer service department and one of our friendly representatives would be more than happy to go over your options so you can get the results you paid for! You can call us at 1-800-925-9387 Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Pueblo West Colorado
I bought the Yellow Twigs to fill in some space on my property. I ordered 2 of them in the fall. When they arrived I had to chuckle as they were so tiny. But I thought what the heck, they will grow and followed instructions and planted them. This spring one looked totally dead, the other had about an inch of green. I have kept them watered and they are slowly coming back to life. I hope they continue to grow, and hopefully will get to the size as promised.
Merchant response: Good Day Pamela,We are so sorry to hear of your disappointment! Many of our perennials take about 2-3 years depending on the growing conditions to reach the mature growth as described in the product description. Many of our customers have described the growth rate of our perennials as the first year, the sleep; the second year, they creep and the third year, they leap! However, we do offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products which we are more than happy to go over with you. We have reached out to you via email to discuss your options so you can get exactly what you paid for! Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-925-9387 Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
Bloomed the first year
from Casper WY
About Me Master Gardener
I planted it a little late, but although it's small, it had yellow blooms this fall. It's been covered in snow for over a month, so I hope all is well in the spring.
from Hobbs, NM
Happy with my purchase
from Park City
In my first product shipment, the plant detached from the root ball on 2 of 3 plants. HCG promptly replaced the 2 defective plants so that all 3 grew and developed at the same rate over the growing season. This is a very hardy native species so I'm hoping the plants survive the winter well and thrive over the upcoming growing season.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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