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Nameless Flowers from Costco

Posted by helou New Jersey (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 17, 14 at 8:15

I bought this bouquet of flowers in Costco, but they were not labeled with a name, just called Gardeners Bunch. They've been just gorgeous and long-lasting. When I tried to cut a little off the stems, which I often do to keep flowers fresh, the stems were extremely woody and hard, and I couldn't cut them with my usual shears.

Does anyone know what these are? What sort of plant does it come from. Is it easy to grow? I've got a fairly typical suburban home in central New Jersey - would it gtow here?


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RE: Nameless Flowers from Costco

telopea sp?


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RE: Nameless Flowers from Costco

Leucospermum cordifolium?


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Protea


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Leucospermum cordifolium, "Sue Ellen"


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most of the flowers that attract our attention.. in the florist.. do so.. because they can not be grown in our areas ... [like when you go to FL or the Caribbean.. and everything is so exotic]
google says z9 - 10

so.. you might be able to grow it as an annual... if the season were long enough to raise it from seed thru flowering ...before your area fell below z9 temps ...

but if its a perennial.. you might have a hard time coping with it.. short of building a greenhouse ...

ken


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RE: Nameless Flowers from Costco

Leucospermum shrubs have a Winter Hardiness: of 25-30° F

Here is a link that might be useful: Leucospermum 'Sunrise'


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RE: Nameless Flowers from Costco

If the winter hardiness is 25-30° F, then I'm out of luck. We often get winters where the temperature goes down to the single digits.
But thank you, everyone for the information. I guess I'll just have to buy them when I see them.


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