Plant ID forum: Need Primula ID

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 21, 2012 11:33 AM CST
A neighbour gave me this pretty plant and my mind, the sieve, forgot what she told me.Thumb of 2012-09-21/CarolineScott/bdb30f
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JRsbugs
Sep 21, 2012 11:47 AM CST
It's Streptocarpus, not sure which but it's a beauty!

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheiro:Streptocarpus.jpg
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 21, 2012 11:59 AM CST
Caroline, that is a beauty! I agree with JR., your plant is a Streptocarpus, member of the Gesneriad family of plants. It's probably going to be impossible to get an exact ID because there are so many hybrids and cultivars. They are gorgeous plants ... wish I had more luck growing them, I'd have a house full! I tried a few years ago but they didn't seem to like the heat and humidity, I just didn't know how to keep them happy for long! Smiling

http://www.google.com/search?q=Streptocarpus&hl=en&prmd=imvn...

If you scroll down this page there are many hybrids listed, perhaps you will find a match: http://www.gesneriads.ca/alphabet.htm#S
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 22, 2012 4:07 AM CST
Thank you--then it is not a primula?
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Sep 22, 2012 4:39 AM CST
A common named used is Cape Primrose, more info on wiki ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streptocarpus
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 22, 2012 8:22 PM CST
Thanks for the info.

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