SOLVED: What did I plant now?

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

I planted this one from a 4"pot back in February, it is now going on 3ft, what might it be, puppy ate the tag, thanks, Annie

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Camarillo, CA

Perhaps its a penstemon. However, its a bit dificult to make an accurate id without seeing the plant's flower. Good Luck.

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

No, I'm growing those also, and they are completely different, and still no flowers, I remember when I bought it, the picture showed it to have large flowers, it was unusual, it has woody stems, long elongated leaves, and are not soft at all. I might have to take a closer pic that shows leaf structure. Thank you!

Elmore, AL(Zone 8a)

I'm no expert but it looks like Oenothera, Wild Evening Primrose. I had something like this come up from a perennial seed mixture. It had yellow, four-petaled flowers, on it and the plant was out of control. It grew almost six foot tall and I read that it reseeds at a very high rate.

It was planted beside the greenhouse and I didn't want it taking over. I moved it and I think it died.

Oh well. Just a guess.

Anita

Midland, TX(Zone 8a)

Looks like oleander to me.

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Lomita, CA(Zone 10b)

Yes, it does look like one of the Oleanders. If so, it's a good thing your puppy didn't eat the plant: deadly poison to animals and humans.

Laurel

Modesto, CA(Zone 8b)

This is an interesting one...looks kinda like Salvia leucantha too (or some other Salvia). Quick, dump some Miracle Grow or VF-11 on it before it gets cold! LOL I'm thinking it's a perennial, will bloom great next year after resting this winter.

San Francisco, CA(Zone 10a)

While Oleander looks like a good guess, I'll throw another one in the mix, it reminds me a bit of my Euphorbia characias, Mediterranean Spurge.

Kachinagirl, I don't think it is a Salvia, as it doesn't have opposite leaves.

Modesto, CA(Zone 8b)

ah...good point...looked closer, you're right! Hey Hanna, does it have milky sap if you cut a stem? Do the leaves have a smell if crushed?

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Well, here's more pics, thanks for all your help!!!

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Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Here's another, I know it isn't Oleander, and the puppy isn't near any potentiall dangerous plants, is in front yard. sorry about it being sideways, I thought I fixed it, not, lol

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Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Remember, it is 3ft across and 3ft long
Broke a leaf, white sap, grass smell.

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Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Won't someone help me? Please!!!! is this thread too far down, oh no!

Modesto, CA(Zone 8b)

Gosh Hanna,

It looks like so many things, you may have to wait for it to bloom next year.
I'm sure there's someone around who's up to the challenge. Anyone????
You might also try posting in the Perennials forum for ID help...maybe someone who hangs there will recognize it.

Karen

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Thanks Carol, guess I'll wait till it blooms, I was hoping it would do that this spring, lol

Burlington, MA(Zone 6a)

Hmmm....Close to being like this one before it budded and bloomed. If it is then it's Liatris -
(Perennial)

Liatris
Liatris Spicata 'Kobald'
(the German name is translated as gnome)

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San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

For days I had been thinking I had seen this plant before. I just looked at the Texas native plant photos I had not uploaded yet and said to myself, "Aha! I think this might be the plant that hanna1 needs to be identified." Then, I came to the thread and saw that gardening101usa had already suggested that it might be a liatris (gayfeather, blazing star). They bloom in September and October here. I have read that some types of liatris can take 2-3 years to become fully established from seed. There are several varieties with the most common having blooms that are shades of deep lavender. Other bloom colors are bluish shades, violet and white. I don't think that liatris has milky sap, but I am not sure about this

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Thank you so much for trying, I don't remember the picture at the nursery looking like that, but I will go there and see if have any more! and then, you could both be correct! guess I'll probably just have to wait and see when it blooms, I just remember looking at a large flower, because that is usually what attracts me. I'm sure this mystery will solve itself soon, lol

Walnut Creek, CA(Zone 9a)

I'm new here, and although I do have my MG Certification, my plant I.D. is horrible! (grrrr...) That's why I'm here!

I have seen this before. It will get to about 3-4 feet tall, then develop some daylilly type flowers extending from the top about 4-6 inches. The name of it escapes me (because I'm horrible with my plant I.D.). Maybe someone more experienced with plant I.D. can take this info, and help both hanna and I find out the proper name for this? :)

BTW Hanna, I live in the East Bay (Walnut Creek) and have seen this very commonly around Pleasanton.

Kentwood, LA(Zone 8b)

Draconator, Are you talking about the Philippenese Lily? someone on here was calling it the ditch lily because that is where he found it.

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Walnut Creek, CA(Zone 9a)

busybee, I really don't know what type of Lily it is. I just tried googling the term Philipene Lily, and it took me to an Escort Service! (Yikes!)

Kentwood, LA(Zone 8b)

Deconator, It is on this thread, http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/74978/. It is also in the plant database ( lilium philippenese)

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Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

draconator, well hello neighbor, was just visiting your way this weekend! You know, just a little shopping, so many great shops there, and grrreaat restaurants!!!!!
And busybee, well I wonder, from where you guys took me, could be one of like 100 lilies!!!!! I can't wait to see what it might be, the stems are woody, thick, and the leaves are rather thick as well, and when I pulled one of the leaves, it did have a little white sap, it does kinda look like a lily, but I have lots of stems coming from the main one, Oh my, oh my, lol!!!!!

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

I just took some night pictures, here's the 1st one

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Perhaps something like Solidago - Goldenrod? http://images.google.com/images?q=solidago&hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&sa=N&tab=wi

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Here's another night time pic, seem to show more detail this way

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Hanna1, we must have posted at the same time :)

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Thanks Baa, but Achilees has completely different soft and multi leaves, I just didn't want to wait till it bloomed, lol,

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Is'nt that funny!!!!

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

And what's even funnier to me is the date, I've been wondering whats wrong, my Newsletters not showing on time in my Email, and I just got it, look at the date shows Nov 2nd, not here, is only the 1st, I'm really confused now!!!!! I know I'm forgetfull, but know I didn't loose a day, lol

Achilees? What are they?

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' when I went to the site, and looked further it shows it to be an Achillea, sorry about my spelling.

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

I will be uploading a photos of the Texas native liatris to which you can compare your plant as soon as I can locate on which CD I have it.

Sorry Hanna1, I don't quite understand still (as the site I sent was for Goldenrod), are you saying your plant is Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl?

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

No when I looked it up on the site you sent, and you click further into it, yours is in the Achillia family,

But the Asteraceae - Daisy family is huge and diverse. I'm not saying your plant must be Solidago, until it flowers or someone can tell from the leaves we don't know :)

San Francisco, CA(Zone 10a)

Annie,

Your 4 stems are branches growing from a single woody base stem, correct?

Erik

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Eje, yes, correct, and you can see how large it is by what's growing around it, I may just have to wait the bloom out
Baa, I know, I'm so perplexed, lol, it's just so hard to wait, I think I will take the pic down to the Nursery, it's a great one in Oakland, A's, they have so many wonderfull and unusual plants there!
Thanks for all the help from all of you, :`)

Gulfport, MS(Zone 8a)

i think i'm with baa on it being solidago/goldenrod.

San Francisco, CA(Zone 10a)

Are there woody Solidagos which branch like that?

The only ones I'm familiar with are herbaceous annuals with similar habit to Achillea i.e. single stems which only branch at the end when they are flowering.

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