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rishayan
Hershey, PA

April 15, 2014
3:38 PM

Post #9813656

All three were taken in central Pennsylvania in the month of june. The red and the yellow flowers are garden flowers. The white and yellow flowers, well, I just don't remember whether I took the picture in somebody's garden or whether I took it in the woods, making it a wildflower. In the computer I seen some flowers very similar to the red cluster flowers, but none of them had that very unusual shape of the split petals. Anybody know?

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hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2014
4:07 PM

Post #9813677

Lychnis chalcedonica (Maltese Cross)
Canna lily
Solanum (nightshade plant of some sort)
dannyboy91
North Brunswick Town, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2014
8:56 PM

Post #9813870

They're beautiful. I'm going. To look around some nurseries for the Maltese Cross. Wonderful colors and shapes. I'm in nj so if they grow in pa I'm sure they will grow here. Glad you posted them!
Will you have them again this year?
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2014
7:26 AM

Post #9814066

Not sure you would want the last plant - look at those thorns and it has deep roots - hard to get rid of. There are prettier (and thornless) Solanum plants.
schmeeges
Sintaluta
Canada

April 16, 2014
10:06 AM

Post #9814192

maltese cross does not have thorns or deep tap roots but do go to seed reliably. there are different type but only in height. mine grow from 2 to 3 feet tall and have been growing on east side of my grandmothers house for 30 plus years.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2014
11:36 AM

Post #9814253

schmeeges,

Not sure how you are seeing the pictures but the last photo does have thorns and is a Solanum, not Maltese Cross. The first photo is Maltese Cross.

Sequoiadendron4

Sequoiadendron4
Lititz, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 16, 2014
12:51 PM

Post #9814303

Danny, I got my Maltese Cross from Bluestone Perennials for planting this season. I hope it does well because it is really pretty!
dannyboy91
North Brunswick Town, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2014
6:25 PM

Post #9814583

I am putting it on my list now Sequoia! ;-)
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2014
6:24 AM

Post #9814790

You can grow a bunch from a pack of seeds cheaper than one plant... Just saying

Sequoiadendron4

Sequoiadendron4
Lititz, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2014
6:54 AM

Post #9814810

HCM: you're right! However, I don't have the patience or means to grow a bunch of things from seed and I'd prefer to pay more for a plant someone else already started :)
dannyboy91
North Brunswick Town, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 17, 2014
11:46 AM

Post #9814968

Good to know though :-)
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2014
12:50 PM

Post #9814997

SEQ: Yes, more ways than one to skin a cat...
rishayan
Hershey, PA

April 22, 2014
11:20 AM

Post #9818886

Thanks hcmcdole, I love you, you're great...and now I have these flowers placed in their proper folders...I don't think I ever would have identified that Maltese Cross..I looked for hours in the computer and just could not find an image of that split petal..until you told me!!...Thanks...The lily I sort of suspected that it might be, but just wasn't sure...and the nightshade...well, I was able to identify that one myself after I posted the picture...I'm an amateur photographer and I go all over North America taking pictures of the beauty of our natural world. I have a few more "unidentified" images , including some tree flowers that I took in southern Mexico that I just can't find an online guide to correctly identify them. When I get a chance, I will post them. Thanks again!
irishmist
Rochester, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 23, 2014
10:54 PM

Post #9901693

Started my Maltese Cross from seed pretty easily. They are a great early (June) hummingbird magnet. My first ever hummingbird visitor found its way to my very small city garden for these brilliant red blooms Heard it buzz by me as I weeded nearby. A special moment!

Sequoiadendron4

Sequoiadendron4
Lititz, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 24, 2014
5:02 AM

Post #9901753

It's so cool when a hummer comes to the garden while you're in it. Very nice!

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