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Plant Identification: SOLVED: San Francisco Flower ID

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1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 26, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9057881

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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TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9057949

Echium sp.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2012
6:56 PM

Post #9058413

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

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PotEmUp
Fremont, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 27, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9058966

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
1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 28, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #9061190

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

October 4, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9296078

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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1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #9296118

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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