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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 5, 2013 11:41 PM CST

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Paul, Phormium tenax is a green species and your images look like a bronze leafed cultivar of P. tenax possibly 'Atropurpureum'. Do you have the name tag for it to check it?

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 6, 2013 1:03 AM CST
I took the picture at a nursery in Dec. 2012. At that time I took notes of what the tag said. Then I figured out that it was better to take a picture of the tag on each plant. Slow learner here Confused If you think name is incorrect delete it or change it
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 6, 2013 9:03 AM CST

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The Atropurpureum is the most likely candidate, a popular cultivar in the nurseries, looks like it to me so I will move them over.

Mid 2004/2005 when I was touring a lot of daylily nurseries in Florida and on tours in St. Louis and Cincinnati, I was taking hundreds of shots a day and I always had a little notebook too and if I got excited about something I was photographing, I would often forget to write it down, so frustrating! Then the media cards increased their memory capacity and I finally had room to take the tag shots. Thumbs up
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 6, 2013 9:32 AM CST
My memory card has room for 800 shots which I fill and delete often. What would we do if we were still using film?
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 6, 2013 9:35 AM CST

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Film? What's that?!! Hilarious!
I have at least 3 memory cards and 3 rechargeable batteries! Green Grin!
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Name: Valarie
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bootandall
Jun 7, 2013 1:47 AM CST
I Don't think this is a flax I think it's one of the red Cordyline.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jun 7, 2013 8:35 AM CST

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Valerie, I do think you are right, didn't even catch the center stem! Even nurseries get things wrong.

Sorry Paul, I will have to delete them but I wanted you to see the two differences first to show what Valerie saw.
Phormium leaves are more clustered http://www.plantsinstock.co.za/plantphotos_6508_phormium-ten...
and the cordyline leaves come out from a center stem http://www.gardencrossings.com/plantname/Cordyline-Red-Star
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