Plant ID?

RetiredFlorida(9)November 17, 2012

These beauties are blooming all over town and I have admired a strand for some time. This plant gets tall as you can see, growing taller than adjacent homes.

Darren

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trini1trini

Common name is Mexican Sunflower.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 8:45PM
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juneroses Z9a Cntrl Fl

It's tithonia diversifolia. Common names are Mexican sunflower (as trini1 suggested) or tree marigold.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 8:50PM
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RetiredFlorida(9)

Thank you trini1 and juneroses. While you're here, I saw this blooming on the roadside in West Tampa the other day and I've never seen anything quite like this.

Darren

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 9:03PM
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katkin_gw

It is a ginger. There are many that start off looking like this. Easy to grow. :o)

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 7:07AM
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RetiredFlorida(9)

Thanks Katkin, I had no idea there were so many types of ginger. Heck, I even found out that a beautiful little plant I have by my entryway is a ginger, Siam Tulip.

The one in the picture looks like a pine cone ginger.

Darren

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 8:21AM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

I have something called 'Spiral ginger' that looks exactly like the 2nd pic - it's incredibly vigorous & rather tall. If you leave a piece of the stalk laying on the ground, it seems to sprout in no time.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 10:22AM
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RetiredFlorida(9)

Thanks Carolb. Good to know, I may have to go back and get a piece, it was growing roadside in a wooded area, perhaps a little wet. Hope it is blooming when I go back to see it.

Darren

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 8:05PM
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