Purple Whatsis...

minflick(9b/7, Boulder Creek, CA)August 7, 2011

I was given three of these. Beautiful purple, somewhat trumpet shaped flowers. Deeply cut leaves, medium green, possibly somewhat furry leaves. The shrub forum sent me over here, with a guess that it's possibly a perennial geranium?

They look pretty ratty in their pot, but may get gorgeous in the ground, once I know what they need.

Here is a link that might be useful: Picasa album - purple whatsis

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Alyogyne huegelii?

Here is a link that might be useful: Alyogyne huegelii 'Mood Indigo'

    Bookmark   August 7, 2011 at 10:14PM
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minflick(9b/7, Boulder Creek, CA)

It looks like it is that. Flower looks the same, leaf looks the same. Big and scraggly... Thanks, that helps me narrow down where the heck to plant it.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2011 at 10:32PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i wasnt even close.. lol ...

i do note at the link above it says:

it is short lived in subtropical wet summer areas. USDA zones 9 - 10. [read the rest also]

so dont get to attached to it in your z7

ken

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 8:14AM
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minflick(9b/7, Boulder Creek, CA)

I'm not in zone 7 anymore. I fixed in my profile, but it's not showing up when I post. I'm in 9b/17 now. No idea why it doesn't show up properly when I post.....

So, they were free. I have 3. I'll plant them and see how they do, and enjoy them while they last.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 11:11AM
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