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A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

Posted by albert_135 Sunset 2 or 3 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 15, 13 at 16:41

Out walking this morning I passed a plant blooming now - [Like now, August, in Nevada.] - with flowers that look and smell like a lilac. Leaves and stems were light grey-blue-green and glaucous. Flowers were smaller than the familiar lilac but otherwise similar. Care to conjecture as to What I saw.


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

jasmine???

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

Buddleia?

Kevin


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

Vitex?


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

Do I hear the ident of 'Bloomerang' Lilac?


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

Didn't know there was such an animal, but Mr. Google says there is. Zones 3 - 7, but cooler is better. What zone is the plant in question growing in? And what's the prize for the right answer?

Kevin


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

Butterfly bush (buddleia)?


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

Leptodermis Oblonga? I tried to find one of these locally but have not had success. I may have to mail order one of these.

http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/LEOB.html

Linda


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

Clethra


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

Did a Google image search and it looks most like aachenelf's
Buddleia suggestion.

I just noticed someone else made the same suggestion.

Thanks.


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

Some Butterfly Bushes smell and waft better than others. I would never buy one without sniffing it first.
I have at least half a dozen different varieties and there doesn't seem to be a constant.

On the other hand, these are the easiest plants in the world to root so anyone can have as many as they want.

I LOVE my pink Clethra!


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RE: A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

There are so called reblooming Lilacs. Daughter has one that had a few blooms on it last week. She says that after a normal flush of bloom, it will sporadically put out a few here and there over the rest of the growing season.

Linlily, that Leptodermis Oblonga may not live up to Bluestone's hype. I have two of them. It is an ok shrub, probably would make a decent shrub for hedge even, but A blooming machine they are not. Late to break dormancy, they aren't fully leafed out till late May. Moderate bloom follows mid June. The rest of the growing season there are very sparse showings of tiny clusters of the lavender flowers here and there. At present each shrub, clipped in April to try to maintain a 3' x 3' bush, has maybe a 1/2 dozen of these clusters of 3 or 4 small (individual 'lilac' sized) flowers. You have to really hunt to find them.

This post was edited by gazania on Sat, Aug 17, 13 at 10:11


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