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What is the name of this flower

Posted by kittymoonbeam 10 (My Page) on
Sat, May 4, 13 at 0:10

I was trying to remember the name of a flower that I see in late spring/summer. It usually is sold in a 4"-6" pot and has soft upright grey green foliage with slender leaves. The flowers are shaped like long california poppies which are twisted as a bud and can be very double in shades of pink white and blue-purple. I see this used in pots or for beds. I went through my western garden book and could not find it. I thought the name started with L or began like lis...


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RE: What is the name of this flower

Lisianthus?


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RE: What is the name of this flower

Exactly! Thank you. I wonder why it's not in my Western Garden Book. Maybe I need a newer copy.


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RE: What is the name of this flower

We tend to think that the Western Garden Book has everything, but sadly they can't cover everything and current copies will cover what's currently of interest and plants that were in the last edition, or before, will maybe not be listed. I hang onto old copies for that very reason....What I do like in the new issue is that there is quite a bit of coverage given to a number of salvias that are currently popular.


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RE: What is the name of this flower

It's in the SWGB uner the name "Eustoma grandiflorum".
Like several other plants it got "re-named" at some point in time.


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RE: What is the name of this flower

  • Posted by wcgypsy 10 / Sunset 23 (My Page) on
    Fri, May 17, 13 at 16:10

I wish they wouldn't do that! Some of us old people only know the old names....lol..


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RE: What is the name of this flower

Seconded wcgypsy! :)


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