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Lakeside Dragonfly (Chastain 97)

Photo by Vanessa Chaborek

Lakeside Dragonfly (Chastain 97)

Photo by Ejvind Hansen

Lakeside Dragonfly (Chastain 97)

Photo by Ken Ziarek

Lakeside Dragonfly (Chastain 97)

Photo by Mary Chastain

Lakeside Dragonfly (Chastain 97)

Photo by Sharon Knight

Lakeside Dragonfly (Chastain 97)

Photo by Diana McFadden

Lakeside Dragonfly (Chastain 97)

Photo by Jamie Freer

Lakeside Dragonfly (Chastain 97)

Photo by Bevie Schmidt

Lakeside Dragonfly (Chastain 97)

Photo by Pol Foerier

Lakeside Dragonfly (Chastain 97)

Photo by Viktoria Serafin

In terms of growth pattern, the medium-sized 'Lakeside Dragonfly' resembles a giant tarantula. Its long, graceful leaves stretch from the plant's crown in the same way that its legs extend from the tarantula's body. These intricately beautiful leaves remind me of the blue green of a dragonfly, but they have a very wide white undulating border. Pale orchid flowers add to its color scheme. A 1997 registration, it is fast-growing with a moundlike habit. The leaves are lance-shaped with tapered bases. The parentage is unknown.
Submitted by Mary Chastain