Grandpas whiskers

Camgardner(z7AR)January 31, 2003

A sweet elderly lady that gardens all the time has informed me of a flower called, grandpa's whiskers.

She is unable to communicate now due to health issues.

Anyone have any idea where I can locate this flower,plant?

Anyone heard of it?


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doris836(z5 IN)

Try the seed exchange on this forum. Hope this helps. She maybe talking about cleomne? Doris

    Bookmark   February 7, 2003 at 7:57PM
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I have a tree that my mother used to call Grandpa Whiskers. Can you describe the plant you are looking for? The one I have has very fragrant white whisker like blooms. My tree is old and it is appearing to be dying and I would love to know the correct name so I may get another. It blooms early spring.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 3:53PM
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The flower you are looking for is Cleome. It comes in pink, and white. It is a prolific reseeder...and can get very tall and be careful...plant it where you REALLY want it. I don't know about the tree...why don't you try to propogate the tree?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 4:36PM
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The tree you're referring to as Grandpa's Whiskers is also known as a fringe tree. There is a Chinese and a native version. I was lucky enough to dig a seedling from my grandparents' place years ago and it is just a delight. Chionanthus is its botanical name. Excellent tree - 15-20'

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 8:04AM
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