Monday, March 28, 2016
Win 3 Rosy-twisted stalk Plants in March 2016 Washington Gardener Reader Contest
For our March 2016 Washington Gardener Reader Contest, Washington Gardener Magazine is giving away three Streptopus roseus plants to one lucky winner, courtesy of Sunshine Farm & Gardens, based in Renick, WV, and online at www.sunfarm.com. (Total prize value of $25).
Rosy-twisted stalk (Streptopus roseus) is hardy to Zones 3 to 10. It has supple, medium-green, arching, Solomon’s Seal-like foliage. Its pendulous pink flowers turn to deep-red berries and persist until autumn.
It is a perennial that is native to the eastern half of the United States. The arching stems are 8–12" long and a mature plant is about 12" around. It prefers full shade to dappled sunlight with average to moist soil. There are no insect, pest, or disease problems; amazingly, it is 100 percent deer-proof. It is also known as Rosybells, Rose Mandarin, Scootberry, Liverberry, and Rose-bellwort.
To enter to win the Streptopus roseus plants, send an email to WashingtonGardener@rcn.com by 5:00pm on March 31 with “Rosy-twisted stalk” in the subject line and in the body of the email. Tell us what your favorite article was in the March 2016 issue and why. Please also include your full name and mailing address. Winners will be announced and notified on April 1.
UPDATE: The winning entry chosen at random was Alison Mrohs of Rockville MD. Congratulations, Alison!