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Name: Linda
Southern NJ (Zone 7a)
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wheetie67
Apr 26, 2016 1:21 PM CST
Does anyone know the name of a plant that is fairly tall (2-3ft+ w/strong stems) that looks like a Cleome but I really believe it is not. It usually is seen in full sun. I have seen them in colors of pink, lilac and a purplish-blue. The flower itself is definitely not in a solid mass form but similar to the Cleome. Any suggestions? I am trying to ID this plant the best I can. I would appreciate the help.

Linda
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 26, 2016 1:39 PM CST
Monarda? (Beebalm)
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Apr 26, 2016 1:58 PM CST
What makes it different from Cleome? The old fashioned Cleome was quite tall, but there are newer ones that are only 3ft or so, could it be that? They come in the colours you mention too, as well as white.
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JRsbugs
Apr 26, 2016 3:51 PM CST
Gaura lindheimeri Whirling Butterflies, or other Gaura?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=whirling+butterflies&biw=1...

They aren't purple-blue but could be seen to be.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=whirling+butterflies&biw=1...
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Apr 26, 2016 7:31 PM CST
How about Fireweed? Comes in pink, purple, red and white.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 26, 2016 10:38 PM CST
Spider lily would be my guess. Does it look like this?

Name: Celia
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Zencat
Apr 26, 2016 10:42 PM CST
Or an Allium?



Any other clues you can give us would be helpful.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 26, 2016 11:33 PM CST
Linda, Go take a photo. We'll wait.......
Name: Linda
Southern NJ (Zone 7a)
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wheetie67
Apr 27, 2016 6:25 AM CST
Thank you all very much for your responses!! I will look into all of your suggestions and get back to you Thumbs up . I, unfortunately, cannot take a picture as they are not in my area (good idea though!!!)
Name: Linda
Southern NJ (Zone 7a)
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wheetie67
Apr 27, 2016 6:29 AM CST
sooby said:What makes it different from Cleome? The old fashioned Cleome was quite tall, but there are newer ones that are only 3ft or so, could it be that? They come in the colours you mention too, as well as white.


They are quite similar. The one that I am referring to has little bell-like individual flowers in the clusters that sort of "hang downward."

Name: Linda
Southern NJ (Zone 7a)
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wheetie67
Apr 27, 2016 9:30 AM CST
Hello everyone! I've checked on the suggestions you all have given me and the closest has been the Bee Balm. The plant I am referring to has a "trumpet-like" flower. The colors seen are white (I checked my husband on this one.) The Spider Lilly, Allium, Fireweed, Gaura, and even the Cleome, etc. are not the ones. Sorry, I am unable to give you more info. I guess I will consider this question closed as I am not giving you enough to help me but it is appreciated!!

Linda Thank You!
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kniphofia
Apr 27, 2016 9:50 AM CST
Nectaroscordum?
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 27, 2016 10:05 AM CST
Comfrey - Symphytum officinale ?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bee+flowers&biw=1440&bih=7...

Name: Celia
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Zencat
Apr 27, 2016 3:06 PM CST
Any description of the leaves?
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 27, 2016 3:47 PM CST
Canterbury Bells (Campanula medium) ?
Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) ?
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) ?

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Name: Linda
Southern NJ (Zone 7a)
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wheetie67
Apr 27, 2016 6:05 PM CST
Zencat said:Any description of the leaves?


No, unfortunately, other than having leaves like a Cleome. I really want to thank you for your trouble. I kind of wish I hadn't "bothered" anyone about this since I really do not have much information to give for anyone to help me. I thought they were Cleomes but my husband insists they weren't Glare .

Thank you again for trying! Most appreciated!! Angel Thank You!
Name: Linda
Southern NJ (Zone 7a)
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wheetie67
Apr 27, 2016 6:13 PM CST
purpleinopp said:http://garden.org/plants/view/177862/Canterbury-Bells-Campanula-medium/ ?
Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) ?
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) ?



Hello!

Thank you, but no. I really do love the flowers that you mentioned though (who knew?)
Name: Linda
Southern NJ (Zone 7a)
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wheetie67
Apr 27, 2016 6:17 PM CST
JRsbugs said:Comfrey - Symphytum officinale ?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bee+flowers&biw=1440&bih=7...



No, but getting close! Smiling

Name: Linda
Southern NJ (Zone 7a)
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wheetie67
Apr 27, 2016 6:17 PM CST
HamiltonSquare said:How about Fireweed? Comes in pink, purple, red and white.


No, but thank you very much for this information!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 27, 2016 6:29 PM CST
Mertensia virginica?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mertensia_virginica

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mertensia+virginica&biw=14...

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