Plant ID forum: Any clues?

Views: 254, Replies: 8 » Jump to the end
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
Image
enidcandles
Jun 10, 2016 4:23 PM CST
I know it is not a great pic. A friend cut it here in Oklahoma. Any idea what it is?
Thumb of 2016-06-10/enidcandles/846503

Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
DaisyI
Jun 10, 2016 7:14 PM CST
From a bouquet? My first thought is Godetia but that was my first thought.....
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
Image
JRsbugs
Jun 10, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Florists Carnation ..

https://globalrose.com/flowers/pink-spray-carnations-medium-...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Florists+Carnation&source=...
[Last edited by JRsbugs - Jun 10, 2016 7:27 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1178822 (3)
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
Image
enidcandles
Jun 11, 2016 4:16 AM CST
No, it is not from a boquet. She works at a florist and she cannot ID it. She found it growing in someone's garden, they did not remember what it was either.

Edit: She did say it smells like stock, looks kind of like stock but has phlox leaves.
[Last edited by enidcandles - Jun 11, 2016 4:33 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1178995 (4)
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
Image
JRsbugs
Jun 11, 2016 6:05 AM CST
Sorry, I wasn't meaning that it was from a bouquet.

You can grow this type of Carnation but they require a warm climate to treat as a perennial, Dianthus caryophyllus. I grew some once but they aren't hardy here, they have long stems suitable for cutting.

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

http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/garden-shop/seeds/flowers/ca...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Dianthus+caryophyllus&sour...

There are some which are hardy and suitable for cutting.

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-plants/dianthu...

Some of the flowers on yours look to be flopping, but the calyx certainly looks like Carnation. I don't know what else has a calyx like that? There does look to be more flowers on the stem than I would expect for a carnation but there's a lot of improvements with breeding.

Can you take a shot of a flower face on?



[Last edited by JRsbugs - Jun 11, 2016 6:10 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1179031 (5)
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
Image
JRsbugs
Jun 11, 2016 6:18 AM CST
I'm beginning to wonder if it could be a double form of Godetia! The flowers don't somehow look right but I found one which does look similar..

http://www.nova.co.at/marsNova/en/instance/picture/Godetia-w...

http://www.nova.co.at/marsNova/en/instance/ko/Godetia.xhtml?...
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
Image
enidcandles
Jun 12, 2016 3:32 PM CST
I don't think it is any type of carnation. These girls have all been in the floral business for a long time and I am sure they would know if there was one that looked like that. They would snap it up and use it frequently.

I will share the Godetia possibility with them and see what she thinks.

I believe the stems are gone now but will check and see if better pics are available.

Thanks for your help!
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
Image
enidcandles
Jun 12, 2016 3:42 PM CST
It is double pink Soapwort, lol I could beat her for bad pictures the first time!

Thumb of 2016-06-12/enidcandles/6f548d

Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Roses Organic Gardener Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies
Birds Irises Daylilies Xeriscape
Image
HemNorth
Jun 13, 2016 12:51 AM CST
Its two desirable features would be it's delicious fragrance, and it's lovely colour in late August, when there is a breathing space in the perennial beds. When we came back at that time of the year after our teaching exchange year in England, the flowers hadn't been watered in about a month. The only blooms to greet us were the Pink Soapwort and the Rudbeckias. Sad
One disadvantage is their tendency to spread quite easily. But their fragrance is a real plus. Thumbs up

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"