What's Blooming in February: Clues for the mystery flower

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What's Blooming in February

By LarryR
February 18, 2012

Last month's Name That Bloom Contest subject was the Black Locust Tree, Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe.' Check in to see who was the first to give us the right answer and while you're here, check out this month's mystery flower, too.

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Name: Larry Rettig
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LarryR
Feb 24, 2012 7:47 PM CST
1. It may require some support as it matures.
2. This plant is the only one in its genus with a blue flower, and most other members of the genus have flowers of a different shape and those flowers all have petals.
3. Cuttings root easily in water.
4. It grows best in light shade.
5. Here is an anagram for the genus name: time span
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Sharon
Feb 24, 2012 8:26 PM CST
naptimes . . . nope


pimentas??

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LarryR
Feb 24, 2012 9:24 PM CST
You're on the right track with a plant name, but nope.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Feb 24, 2012 9:25 PM CST
This can really try one's patience, can't it?!
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Feb 24, 2012 9:34 PM CST
Well I tried penstemon and that didn't work so I give up.

I'll just go back to honeywort which I love dearly.
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LarryR
Feb 25, 2012 12:41 AM CST
Take another look at my comment about patience. You'll find a word there that is very close to the genus name of the flower.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Feb 25, 2012 1:07 AM CST
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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Sharon
Feb 25, 2012 1:31 AM CST
Some kind of anemone?
No way.

Trifolium?

Already gave up hours ago, Larry.
I think the whole plant is a figment of your imagination.
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Sharon
Feb 25, 2012 12:02 PM CST
Blue diamond impatiens.

Finally your clue just smacked me right in the face.
Patience.
Duh.
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LarryR
Feb 25, 2012 7:00 PM CST
Congratulations!!! Your patience paid off. Hilarious!

As the winner, you get to select a flower photo from your garden for next month's article. And I get to interview you. Should be fun!
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Feb 25, 2012 7:13 PM CST
Thanks Larry.
I'll try to live up to your expectations and behave during the interview. Big Grin

Otherwise you'd no doubt write it without me.
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bsavage
Feb 26, 2012 4:55 PM CST
Good job, Sharon!

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