Post a reply

Image
Sep 23, 2013 5:12 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Thumb of 2013-09-23/Newyorkrita/b447eb

These are a shrubby perennial and each summer they have these little purple flowers. Anyone know what they may be? Thanks!
Image
Sep 23, 2013 5:41 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
My first thought was possibly Dissotis but the bloom shape is off for that one. Sure is pretty whatever it is!!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Image
Sep 23, 2013 7:28 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
I think it's Leptodermis oblonga.
I have one too and I can never remember its name for some reason. Smiling
Image
Sep 24, 2013 7:21 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Image
Sep 24, 2013 9:25 AM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Hybridizer Region: Minnesota Seed Starter
The WITWIT Badge Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
Not sure what you mean by "shrubby perennial". It looks like Leptdermis oblonga, but this is a woody plant, although summer growth looks somewhat herbaceous (non-woody). Even in my much harsher zone 4 climate, it never dies back totally to the ground. Some years it dies back to within an inch of the surface, and it does also re-sprout from underground, but there is always growth from at least some wood from the previous year.

Now if you treat it as a perennial and just cut it back anyway, that's a different story, and you've probably never noticed that it doesn't die back so much. I suspect that in your much warmer climate, Leptodermis often won't die back at all.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Image
Sep 24, 2013 9:51 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Thank you evereyone for your help. Leptodermis oblonga. it is!
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Dahlias"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.