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European Gardening: Plant ID if possible please....

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Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2006
10:10 PM

Post #2792153

Hi

I took this photo earlier this year and have only just found it again...
Does anyone know what this plant is called... The label in the pot had gone missing (as they do)!!

Thank you

Mark

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saya
Heerlen
Netherlands
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2006
10:25 AM

Post #2793408

How pretty ! If I may say..it reminds me of some kind of Anchusa...could it be?
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2006
11:52 AM

Post #2793496

Hey... No i don't think its a Anchusa...!!!

Althought the colouring is quite similar...
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2006
1:37 PM

Post #2793710

Its ok, I have found the label at last

If anyone is interested... it is a Lindelofia Longifolia

Thank you

Mark
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2006
6:52 PM

Post #2794356

Hey that's really pretty Mark! Where did you get that one from?
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2006
9:50 PM

Post #2794775

Hey Janet

Got it from a lady in Orkney... yes it is very very pretty!!!!
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2006
10:25 AM

Post #2802891

Mark that is a wonderful blue color! Lindelofia longifolia - never heard of it but it sure is pretty!
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2006
11:42 AM

Post #2802997

Not too many people have heard of it... its part of the Borage family... and is native to Pakistan, Nepal areas!!
sueone
Weymouth, Dorset
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

October 10, 2006
6:16 PM

Post #2804149

Is the colour as vivid as it looks on the phot? If so, wow...pretty plant.

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who loses the labels. They're there at the first, then they just seem to go walkabouts!!...I've lost count of the plants I've put in ,and then never know what it is/was..

Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2006
7:18 PM

Post #2804326

Hi Sue
Yep the pic is exactly as the plant looks...

LOL... its not actiually me that loses the labels... the birds dig the labels out when looking for worms etc... Blackbirds are the worst for doing that!!!!!!
Terri1948
Yorkshire

October 13, 2006
5:16 PM

Post #2813914

Mark, I agree about the Blackbirds, they throw my labels all over the garden, LOL
Your plant is very similar to one I found in Estonia earlier this year, it is the same vivid blue and also has the same hairy foliage. I mistook it for a member of the borage family. Your photograph is stunning!!
Here's my photograph of the Estonian one. The flowers are small but very eyecatching.

Terri

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Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

October 13, 2006
5:23 PM

Post #2813944

Yep, that probably the same plant Terri... certainly looks very similar... the flower on mine is also small... but stands out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You mistook it for a member of the borage family??... so you know what it is called????

The Blackbirds are a real pain... LOL, but you gotta love em!!!!!!

Mark
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

December 19, 2006
4:37 PM

Post #3011288

Lindelofia longiflora
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/cgi/gallery_query?q=Lindelofia
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

December 19, 2006
4:41 PM

Post #3011300

EXCATLY RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you very much for that...

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