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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Sep 30, 2014 7:05 AM CST
When I bought a plant at a nursery just recently there was a crown of another plant in the same pot. This is what has been growing so far. Any ideas what it could possibly be?
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Sep 30, 2014 7:13 AM CST
Any other pictures of it? Hilarious!
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Sep 30, 2014 8:20 AM CST

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Did they have any Penstemons at the nursery?
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Sep 30, 2014 10:26 AM CST
No other pictures except wind leave for first emerging.

Yes, there were Penstemons of at the nursery as well
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 1, 2014 9:55 AM CST

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It looks like a Penstemon seedling, although there are plenty of other things it could be as well.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 1, 2014 2:19 PM CST
Arlene, this may seem way out of left field but I have seen Staghorn Fern seedlings that looked like that.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 1, 2014 5:36 PM CST
Wow, a wide range. I thought maybe English Daisy. But I will keep and eye on it and take more pictures as it progresses.

It was funny because when I asked they guy at the nursery about the lobelia to confirm since there was no tag, he said, yes, it is a lobelia and I'll give it to you free because it was a volunteer. The original plant in the pot died. Well, it didn't die, just probably got knocked around and went dormant. It's fighting to grow now and I got them both FREE!!!!
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 1, 2014 6:12 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Oct 1, 2014 6:20 PM CST
I can see it is not a seedling and looks like a double crown
My German statice looks like that when it first emerges , but very few places sell German statice so the chances are slim

plan to watch to see what develops Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Oct 1, 2014 6:40 PM CST
Yes, German Statice it could be! The nursery this came from would certainly sell something like that. They have an extensive offering of "non box store" plants.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 1, 2014 9:27 PM CST
Yes, it is a double crown! Good eyes! I hope it is a German Statice!!!

Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Oct 2, 2014 6:48 AM CST
And that nursery organizes their perennials alphabetically. So it would make sense that Limonium would be near Lobelia which was the volunteer in the pot
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Oct 2, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Great detective work and deduction Thumbs up Jennifer


Arlene
If it is German Statice you will like the plant I have had mine for 6+years now.
Just a warning if you pick it for the house it smells bad , rather like rotting sea weed Blinking
The smell eventually goes away but it takes a while Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 3, 2014 2:11 PM CST
Good to know about the smell! Green Grin!
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 10, 2014 5:23 PM CST
Updated photo. Second crown is now putting out some growth.

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