Plant ID forum: Mexican petunia entry

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Name: Linda
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chickhill
Jun 12, 2014 8:30 AM CST
have new dwarf Mexican petunia tagged Southern Blue Star. Have I overlooked/misnamed the entry for this one?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 12, 2014 9:06 AM CST
Linda,

There are a few dwarf varieties on the market; I've seen Ruellia simplex 'Southern Star Blue' and 'Southern Star White'. Sometimes nursery tag names are reversed, i.e. Blue Star/Star Blue.

I submitted a proposal to add Southern Star Blue to the database so if it's approved it will show up later today http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Ruellia+simplex&b...
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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Jun 12, 2014 10:10 AM CST
Group hug thank you plantladylin
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 12, 2014 10:17 AM CST
You are very welcome. Your photo is lovely so I hope you will upload it to the database when the entry is created.
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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Jun 13, 2014 12:02 PM CST
Thank You! Group hug
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2014 6:44 PM CST
I see there's now an entry for it: Mexican Petunia (Ruellia simplex 'Southern Star Blue')
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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Ferns Enjoys or suffers hot summers Canning and food preservation Cactus and Succulents Keeper of Poultry
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chickhill
Jun 13, 2014 7:00 PM CST
[quote="plantladylin"]Linda,

There are a few dwarf varieties on the market; I've seen Ruellia simplex 'Southern Star Blue' and 'Southern Star White'. Sometimes nursery tag names are reversed, i.e. Blue Star/Star Blue.

I submitted a proposal to add Southern Star Blue to the database so if it's approved it will show up later today ]http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Ruellia+simplex&b...

You are correct Southern Star Blue (my mind plays tricks on me Whistling Hilarious! )
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 13, 2014 7:03 PM CST
Whistling Welcome to the club! I find that the older I get ... the more my mind seems to be playing tricks on me. Rolling on the floor laughing But, I've seen some nurseries reverse names on the tags; Southern Star Blue/Southern Blue Star ... so I'd blame it on the tag. Hilarious!
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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Ferns Enjoys or suffers hot summers Canning and food preservation Cactus and Succulents Keeper of Poultry
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chickhill
Jun 13, 2014 7:19 PM CST
Why didn't I think of that?
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