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What is this?

Posted by b2alicia Zone5CO (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 12, 10 at 16:33

I can't remember!

Is it supposed to bloom? It hasn't bloomed yet this year.

Thank you!

Here is a link that might be useful: 1st 2 pics in this album


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A Salvia?
Diane


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At first glance, I was thinking some type of Dianthus (Sweet William), but the serrated edges on the leaves are throwing me off.

Bonnie


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Looks like some sort of Penstemon cultivar - 'Red Rocks' or some such.

Dan


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Thanks Diane...the shape of the leaves sure looks similar. In fact, I have a Salvia in my front yard. The leaves of the mystery plant, though, are a different texture --- not as soft and fuzzy as the Salvia. Thanks, though!

Thanks, Bonnie!

Thanks, Dan....I looked up Penstemon on google images, and that seems the most likely!


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  • Posted by skybird z5, Denver, CO (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 13, 10 at 13:27

Hi B2,

When I looked at your plant yesterday, I knew what it wasbut I couldnt think of it! Senior moment!!!

When I just looked at it again, I managed to dredge up out of my memory banks what I was trying to think of! Im almost certain its an obedient plant, Physostegia virginiana! If Im right, it could have pink or white flowers, and it should be starting to spike to bloom real soon!

Check the picture linked below, and when it blooms youll know for sure. If thats not what it is, post another picture when its blooming.

Happy (HOT) summer,
Skybird

Here is a link that might be useful: Physostegia virginiana, Obedient Plant


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That's it, Skybird!

Thank you so much!


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Wow, that is a pretty plant!
Diane


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Here it was in early June.

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Another view:

I can't remember what this is!

And here it is last week.

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And today!

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So thanks to skybird for naming it for me!


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Glad I could help, B2! Have you figured out why they're called "obedient" plants?


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