Plant ID forum: Camellia sasanqua; Echeveria agavoides; Begonia; Hellebore;Melianthus major

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 4, 2012 1:20 PM CST
This plant is part of my aunt's garden..I just liked the yellow setting around very red petals..anyone knows her??


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JRsbugs
Jan 4, 2012 3:35 PM CST
It's a sasanqua Camellia, could be Yuletide.

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 4, 2012 4:06 PM CST
Thanks again, Janet!!!! It does look like Yuletide!

I have some other plants that I took photos of, while we were in Los Angeles at The Getty Center, very lovely plants and I have no names for them:



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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 4, 2012 4:21 PM CST
That is a beautiful Camellia and I agree, it sure looks like 'Yuletide': Camellia (Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide')

In your second group of plants, #2 looks like a Rex Begonia of some sort. I'm not real sure about any of them but I can't wait to hear what that Beauty #4 is!! I love the growth habit! It reminds me of a Kalanchoe of some sort but I have no idea what it is, I just know that it's gorgeous!
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sandnsea2
Jan 4, 2012 4:27 PM CST
Tarev, Number 1 looks like a sempervivum and #3 is a Hellebore.
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JRsbugs
Jan 4, 2012 5:01 PM CST
I don't know what the semp is but I have to find out, it's gorgeous!

The Begonia looks like a cross with Begonia masoniana 'Iron Cross' which I happened to be lusting over last night. There's a Begonia sp. on Top Tropicals which it might have been crossed with!

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/BEGONIA_SP.htm

The next looks like Helleborus x sternii, mine has a little red colouring on the backs of the petals but the leaves look correct and not all of them have the colouring.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&sugexp=pfwe&cp=20&gs_id...

The last looks like Melianthus major or similar, one I had but lost, it barely grew here.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Melianthus+major&um=1&ie=UT...


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plantladylin
Jan 4, 2012 6:20 PM CST
Oh Janet, Thank you so much for the ID of that last plant! I've never heard of "Honey Bush" before and it is really interesting as well as beautiful. I see it gets quite large so I don't know if it's one I'd want to add to my collection but gee, I sure do like the looks of that plant. I might just have to be on the lookout for that one! Green Grin!

Honey Bush (Melianthus major)

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JRsbugs
Jan 4, 2012 8:25 PM CST
I wouldn't mind trying it again Lin, it might have done better in the ground if I had found a place for it but I kept it in a pot. Last winter would probably have killed it anyway, we might not have aother one like that for 20 or 30 years so I doubt it would bother me again. Hilarious!

The leaves have a strong scent of peanut butter when you touch them, maybe slightly bitter but I loved the smell and the leaves.
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Calif_Sue
Jan 4, 2012 8:39 PM CST

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In your second post, #1 is Echeveria agavoides
#2 is a dead ringer for my B. 'Tiger Kitten', scroll down for all shots http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/240512/

Melianthus major, awesome plant, smells like peanut butter just walking past it! I see them around about 6-7 ft tall and wide.
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JRsbugs
Jan 4, 2012 8:50 PM CST
Echeveria agavoides 'Ebony'?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/86636/

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/164733/

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Calif_Sue
Jan 4, 2012 8:52 PM CST

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Yep, that's the one! I forgot to add the cultivar and instead got distracted by plantfiles.
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JRsbugs
Jan 5, 2012 9:10 AM CST
I found a Begonia 'Tiger Paws' Sue, I wonder if it's the same plant, or from the same breeding for sure.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=2167

Both are listed in the RHS..

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/plantfinder2.asp?crit=...

I found another similar one, Begonia 'Leprechaun'

http://www.anniesannuals.com/plt_lst/lists/search/lst.srch.a...

http://www.kartuz.com/pc/20369/2BEG08/Begonia+Leprechaun.htm...

Leprechaun looks closest of all. And I have been on another plant lust journey! Hilarious!

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Calif_Sue
Jan 5, 2012 12:09 PM CST

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Very hard to tell, they all look so alike. Shrug!

Kartuz is one of the main vendors for begonias. I have never seen that one at Annies (I visit often) but they keep photos of all their past stock online for reference.
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