Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Flowers-Can You Recognize These Flowers?

Revised previous post....I have had some of these for quite a while so the tags have since disappeared or got covered up by dirt or mulch and can't be located. If you could help me rediscover what they are it will help me a whole lot. Thanks.

This is a purple plant that is real pretty. I think when the time is right I will prune it so that it is not so leggy next year when it blooms.
You are a Plumbago (http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantnop/plumbago.htm)

This flower is more red to me than pink.
You are an Oleander-(http://www.floridata.com/ref/N/nerium.cfm) now I remember why I moved you from the back with the dogs.

I am just plain baffled about this plant, it was given to me by a co-worker who found it on the property they were building on, she said that it produces big orange flowers. I think I have seen this plant at the garden center before, but can't recall.
You are a Canna-(http://gardening.about.com/od/plantprofile1/p/Canna.htm#)

This plant produced a beautiful white flower with pinkish like stripes. See the picture next to it. The flowers dropped off and nothing since then. The head of the first flower looks so weird (alien like, wonder if a bug did this) now.
You are an Amaryllis-(http://www.amaryllisgarden.com/)

This plants goes woody like when it gets cold, but it produces these beautiful yellow flowers when it blooms.
You are a Tecoma (Yellow Bells)-(http://www.floridata.com/ref/T/teco_sta.cfm)

This plant finally bloomed this year. I believe I have had it for 3 years now and all of a sudden this year I saw the long flower stalks come up (5 of them) and then in the last 2 weeks they opened and these beautiful blue/purple flowers came out.
You are an Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile-(http://www.ehow.com/how_13986_grow-lily-nile.html) This video was very helpful (http://www.ehow.com/video_4986800_grow-lilyofthenile-agapanthus.html)

Hope you can help with some of these.


  1. Hi Cynthia I can help with a few. Plumbago is the first blue one in the pot. The next one looks like oleander (poisonous) The pink and white flower looks like an amaryllis, the yellow is Tecoma yellow bells, and the blue agapanthus, lily of the Nile. I imagine someone else will fill out the rest. I just picked the easy ones.

  2. Thank you so much Lancashire rose. I really appreciate your assistance. I have Googled the names and they are right on. Now for reading and seeing what it is I need to do to care for them and to keep them alive. YAHOOO.

  3. Lancashire Rose (what a great name!) beat me to it! I do hope you manage to get the amaryllis to flower again - I've always found them difficult. Maybe you have a better climate for it. Good luck!

  4. Pic No. 7, the "I am just plain baffled" looks like a canna to me, especially with the "big orange flower" description

  5. Cherylsgardengoodies, you were reading my mind. I just happened to be on a website and it had videos of plants and the leaves on one of their flowering plant was mine. I showed the picture to the person that gave it to me and she said yep that is what hers looks like in bloom. YAHOOO. So excited to finally know how to care for this plant. Thanks.



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