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Grandpas whiskers

Posted by Camgardner z7AR (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 31, 03 at 17:47

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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RE: Grandpas whiskers

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

RE: Grandpas whiskers

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.

RE: Grandpas whiskers

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?

RE: Grandpas whiskers

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'

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