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Making a Splash

Diervilla sessilifolia Cool Splash ('LPDC Podaras') with Sanguisorba menziesii 'Dali Marble'

Text (except where indicated) and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

A few posts ago, I mentioned seeing a fantastic new plant – Diervilla sessilifolia Cool SplashTM (‘LDPC Podaras’) PPAF – at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Through the miracle that is the Web, an old friend found his way here to Hayefield, and it turns out he was responsible for actually getting the plants to the show, on behalf of another friend. So now, thanks to fellow variegated-plant fanatic Ron Rabideau of Rare Find Nursery and the plant’s breeder, Peter Podaras, I can now share some of the history of Cool Splash.

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