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Plantidote of the day 2012-05-30

Kathryn's picture

Mystery Flower

Sorry for the harsh light in this one, it was noonish. This is quite lovely in person and no one seemed to know what it is.

More detail under the fold.

Mystery Flower

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insanelysane's picture
Submitted by insanelysane on

I don't think this is Gaura.

Your mystery plant looks very substantial and "beefy", whereas Gaura is wispy and thin. Also, the leaves look wrong. Too big and shiny. Perhaps a cultivar, but I haven't found one yet with that kind of substance.

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Submitted by jerztomato on

When I looked at just the flower. I thought it was a gaura. The leaves are definitely wrong. Could it be a type of lily? The leaves seem wrong for that too.
Kathryn, where did you take the photo?

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Submitted by Kathryn on

...and it had no identifying marker and none of the master gardener's could help. There were several of us trying to figure out what it was, too. The flowers look like jester's hats with bells on the ends of the points, eh?

I couldn't find a guara with these leaves or the interesting vining on the petals.