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Need help IDing a plant

Posted by randiliana z3a SK Canada (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 13, 07 at 14:06

Actually it may be 2 plants. But they are similar other than color. When I bought them they had a label that said 'Russian Sage', but I am pretty sure that they are something else. One has purpley blue flowers and is about 18 inches tall, the other has white flowers and is a bit shorter.

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RE: Need help IDing a plant

I forgot to add that it is perennial and hardy to at least Zone 3.


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Limonium latifolium?

BP


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I believe the plant in the last picture is Limonium sinuatum.

Here is a link that might be useful: German statice


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Thanks for the help. It is good to know what they are.

Randi


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I don't think it's L. sinuatum - that has lobed leaves and much more compact flower heads. It is also not reliably hardy to zone 3 (it could be if you have it in a good microclimate though).

BP


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  • Posted by pudge 2/3 Sask (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 15, 07 at 1:06

The first is Limonium latifolium, aka Sea Lavender.

The second is Limonium tartaricum, aka German Statice.


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RE: Need help IDing a plant

Just to be geeky, L. tataricum, has now been transferred to the separate genus Goniolimon.

Thought you would like to know that Pudge ;)

Sharon


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Thanks Pudge. I had looked them up and that was kind of what I was leaning towards.


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  • Posted by pudge 2/3 Sask (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 15, 07 at 19:22

You're welcome, randiliana. They both make nice dried material, too.

Sharon, I had no idea Limonium tartaricum had been renamed. Thanks for the info.


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