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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Can you tell me what this is?

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eden100
Edinburg, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 12, 2006
2:04 PM

Post #2906855

Is it an annual or a perennial? I got it at a garden center and should have paid more attention to the name because it bloomed all summer long. All I remember was that it had a really long name.

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tigerlily123
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 12, 2006
2:09 PM

Post #2906870

its a crossandra http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/134996/index.html
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 12, 2006
2:38 PM

Post #2906951

Agreed.

I've always enjoyed the plant's specific (species) name - infundibuliformis. It's fun to say it out loud when used in place of an exclamatory statement (e.g. replace the phrase "Oh my goodness!" with "infundibuliformis!").

I know... I'm weird! :-)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 12, 2006
3:58 PM

Post #2907086

sounds like something out of Harry Potter
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

November 12, 2006
5:06 PM

Post #2907219

Eden: I also planted Crossandra for the first time this spring and it bloomed constantly. (Altho, I think I'm gonna call in infundibuliformis from now on ! ;> )Mine didn't get as full looking as yours though. It's in part shade as was recommended for my zone. Is yours in sun or shade? Did you do any extra ferilizing or pampering?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
5:14 PM

Post #2907249

It's a perennial but a rather tropical one so if you leave it in the ground over the winter it'll turn into an annual pretty quick! It's only hardy to zone 10 and is often grown as a houseplant in less than tropical climates.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


November 12, 2006
5:31 PM

Post #2907301

nifty, LOL! I can imagine a wand being waved. Reminds me of the plant I used to call Cotton Easter, until my teacher corrected me over his laughter. Ficus afghanistanica said with a Russian accent has its own charm.
paalexan
Las Cruces, NM

November 12, 2006
11:45 PM

Post #2908277

"Infundibuliform", btw, means "funnel-shaped"...

Patrick Alexander
turbosbabe96
Ingleside, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 17, 2006
1:08 AM

Post #2920704

I have 2 of these Crossandras in containers around my water garden.They are so pretty! I really enjoy mine. Hope you do, too!

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