Plant ID forum: ID help Please...

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Apr 4, 2016 4:07 PM CST
I should know this, looks like a salvia, but nothing I've ever grown before. I think it came in with a mixed batch of seeds.....right now a zillion people are jumping up saying, "Oh, I know what THAT is...." GOOD! Thank You! What is it?

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Hmmmm...second thought..are there possibly any lavenders that look like that? I'm maybe the only person who doesn't care for lavenders so I haven't paid much attention to them, but maybe have seen one like that?

Okay, went back out and gave it a good pinch and I would say, by scent alone, that it's neither a lavender nor a salvia. It has a light, indistinct scent and made it through a 20-some degree Winter that killed several other plants around it.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 4, 2016 5:37 PM CST
Nepeta tuberosa is what comes to mind. I have three here but I don't have a photo of them and none in the db yet either.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Apr 4, 2016 6:22 PM CST
Found it on Google!

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 4, 2016 7:15 PM CST
I found this from out April replacements for the ones we lost. Looks quite different at this stage.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 4, 2016 7:16 PM CST
I'm with Pirl.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 4, 2016 7:27 PM CST
And Pirl is with me.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 4, 2016 7:30 PM CST
Sorry! I didn't mean to leave you out.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Apr 4, 2016 7:50 PM CST
Yes, I'm with HS!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 4, 2016 7:54 PM CST
*Blush*
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 4, 2016 7:56 PM CST
Well, interesting...I did have nepeta tuberosa before...got it from Annie and it did not live long, though I did collect seed...but it did not look like this either.....huh. I always figure that no plant is a loss if I manage to get seed from it, so I'm glad to have this again. I did not bring any seed up here with me that was labeled as such, but I do have some unlabeled seeds in zip bags. What I would have to deduce from this is that the plant is much happier in this climate than it was in sub-tropical SoCal...the spot it is growing in, I've learned after this past Winter, is the coldest spot on the property. When my Vine Maple that is also planted there finally gets large, it will give some protection to that corner, but......this past Winter, in that area, I lost two small dodoneas, two digiplexis, two echium vulgares, and possibly one coleonema. I'm holding out hope that the coleonema recovers...two other coleonemas in the same spot were not killed.

I will need to check and see if the nepeta tuberosa attracts cats as do the other nepetas. I love catmints, but have not sown or planted any since I'm already overrun with cats here....LOL...

Thank You!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Apr 4, 2016 7:57 PM CST
No need to blush! We're all in agreement...pretty much...somewhat.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 4, 2016 8:00 PM CST
Well, I thank you ALL! Another mystery solved.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 4, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Now I cannot WAIT for it to flower and get seeds! This seedling was actually in a pot of a seedling dodonea that I brought up with me and the dodonea that it's planted with was apparently winter-killed...unless it comes back. I have 5 large dodoneas that were unaffected by the Winter frosts, but several young ones that were hit.

I am so thrilled to have this plant with me still.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 4, 2016 8:11 PM CST
Ours never live long here either and was told their not long lived. They died out during the drought two years ago so who knows. They have a tuber that should have gotten them through that. I was able to get three more last month from Annie's and thats the photo I included here. The ferrel cats don't seem to bother that one here....but they have already wallowed in two nepeta. I wish it would seed about here. It's a great plant.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 4, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Well, this one is very vigorous and the one I had in SoCal was not at all, it seemed to live long enough to flower once and I made sure I got seeds....so I'm wondering if it does not like heat really, it sure does like it here so I'm quite hopeful that it will do really well and I'll sow and grow a lot of them...quite tickled!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 4, 2016 8:22 PM CST
I had the Walkers low, here. It lasted about three years, but the cats flattened it.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 4, 2016 8:25 PM CST
I know...I love the Walker's, but I know I can't plant it, I have about 10 cats who frequent my yard....

Now, for what it's worth....that seedling dodonea came up here with me 2 1/2 years ago...and it was only this last Fall that I planted it out and there had been no sign of that nepeta until it went into the ground....then it appeared. So, did that seed wait until conditions were right to germinate...after all that time?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
Foliage Fan Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Butterflies
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 4, 2016 8:29 PM CST
It's native to Spain, Portugal and Sicily. Should be happy here. Haven't found any info on longevity. I'll collect some seeds this time and try to grow more of it. I tip my hat to you. Ohh.. that makes sense about the seed being in you Dodonea. Some mediterranean seeds last through years even decades of drought.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 4, 2016 8:33 PM CST
Well, this one will flower this year and I will definitely be collecting seeds...LOL..I collect seed from EVERYTHING...and will have it available for any who wish seeds....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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