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Identify a garden plant from Davis, CA

Posted by Hari900 CA (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 5:53

I saw the following plant in a garden in Davis, CA. I grabbed a few seed pods from that plant. But I have no clue what the plant is. Would like to identify it so that I could decide where and when to plant the seeds. Thanks in advance for all the help in identifying the plant.


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RE: Identify a garden plant from Davis, CA

Perhaps it's Sanguisorba.


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RE: Identify a garden plant from Davis, CA

Thanks Carol for the fast response. I will take a look at Sanguisorba. I have one more picture of the plant here.


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RE: Identify a garden plant from Davis, CA

Here's an image of the seed pods of the plant. (taken in June).


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RE: Identify a garden plant from Davis, CA

Melianthus major.


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RE: Identify a garden plant from Davis, CA

Melianthus major.


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RE: Identify a garden plant from Davis, CA

thank you very much florauk for the identification. The honeybush is going to become a nice addition to my garden once i get the seeds to germinate.


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RE: Identify a garden plant from Davis, CA

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 13:50

Since it's a small specimen that may have been purchased in recent years and looks in your pictures like it may be bluer than usual, somewhat purple-tinged it may be the 'Antonow's Blue' cultivar that was selected by the late Steven T. Antonow in his Seattle, WA basement. Monrovia nursery has been supplying this one to garden centers lately.

Whatever the case with this example typical honey-bush is noticeably palish in coloring and pretty large-growing, especially in mild winter areas (up here it may periodically die back or die completely during winter).


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