SOLVED: San Francisco Flower ID

Sidney, OH(Zone 6a)

This photo was taken 3-24-12 in San Francisco. It looks like a variety of liatris, but I can't find the specifics. It doesn't look like the spicata variety that I grow in Ohio. I've never seen this true blue-purple color before, and the shape is slightly different. If it's not a variety of liatris, what is it?

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Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

Echium sp.

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

Most likely E. candicans, it grows all over the place in SF. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1940/

Fremont, CA(Zone 9a)

I agree with ecrane. It is the sound break for a neighbor's front yard. It is used in center dividers in town. Annie's Annuals sells a couple of varieties http://www.anniesannuals.com/plt_lst/lists/search/lst.srch.asp?prodid=385&srch_term=echium http://www.anniesannuals.com/plt_lst/lists/search/lst.srch.asp?prodid=2051&srch_term=echium

Sidney, OH(Zone 6a)

Yes, thatís it! Thanks so much. I've never seen it before, and the name is totally foreign as well. Interesting plant.

Pleasanton, CA

Hi,

Came upon this beautiful specimen - part of a bush - at the San Francisco marina and was wondering what it is?

Thanks!

Tom

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Sidney, OH(Zone 6a)

It's a passion flower (passiflora), but I don't know the variety. Start a new thread, and someone more knowledgeable will respond.

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