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chelone?

Posted by southerngardening24 7b (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 15, 14 at 23:45

is this chelone (turtlehead)?

thanks


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a bloom


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view from side.

thanks.


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The flower is quite sure from some Impatiens,
There is a problematic one, I glandulifera.

Where did you find it and how tall is it?

They are annual in my zone 7 but reseed


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My neighbor gave me a small seedling last fall and I got several from that one this year. This plant gets very tall. Do some impatiens get tall? These ones are about 6 inches tall right now.


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  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 16, 14 at 1:08

Impatiens glandulifera can easily reach 6' - 8' in my garden. And at one time it did but I no longer grow it, a listed noxious weed here now. Self sowing annual in my Z8.


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I just searched it and also found out that it is a noxious weed in some areas. My neighbors plants got very tall last fall and they were just beautiful with the pink blooms. What a disapointment really. Will need to decide if I want to keep it or not.

Thanks to both of you! This mystery is finally solved!


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This is clearly an Impatiens but I don't think it's I glandulifera. The flower shape looks wrong. May be Impatiens balsamina which comes in a wide variety of colours and single/doubles.


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floral I viewed some images of balsamina on google and it definitely looks like it. thank you.


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