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These are NOT carnations! But what are they??

Posted by sooz z9/So Cal (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 29, 12 at 17:46

I ordered some Carnation Giant Chaboud's Mixed carnation seeds hoping to have wonderfully fragrant flowers.

Here's what we got growing in the flower barrel (see pix) after we planted the seeds. There is a close up of the tiny flowers, measuring about 1/4 inch or less. Nope, not a carnation...but what is it we were growing so carefully? I told DH that carnation leaves do not look like what we had, but he said "Let's see what we have." Okaaaaay.

I know these are NOT carnations! ...but what are we growing? I'd like to identify them before I write to the company where I purchased the seeds.

Thanks!

Smiles,
Sooz


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RE: These are NOT carnations! But what are they??

I'd guess some variety of Nicotiana, perhaps x sanderae. Definiely NOT a Carnation.


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RE: These are NOT carnations! But what are they??

Bummer.


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RE: These are NOT carnations! But what are they??

Solanum nigrum or a close relative


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RE: These are NOT carnations! But what are they??

  • Posted by catkim San Diego 10/24 (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 3, 12 at 12:24

Hm. ...weeds? Is it possible your seed didn't make it and the weeds blew in? Fall planting is here... :-)


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