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Steve Mills

Garden Gleanings - Can anyone helps us identify this flower??

Posted Saturday, July 19, 2008, at 11:52 AM
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  • I've posted your query on one of my favorite garden forums. The link with any replies is here:

    http://thegardenforums.org/viewtopic.php?p=136970#136970

    Steve, if that link doesn't click, will you fix it, please?

    -- Posted by craftin_mom on Sat, Jul 19, 2008, at 1:56 PM
  • Hey, thanks for that web-site. I've a plant I need to post. No idea what it is.

    Good luck identifying!

    -- Posted by mmp84 on Sat, Jul 19, 2008, at 2:57 PM
  • I have 1 response that agrees with me that Steve's mystery flower is quite possibly a variety of Impatiens. It's not official yet, tho. They're still working on it.

    Mmp84... you're quite welcome to the forum there. Those people are very friendly, and I've really enjoyed that site for about 4 months now. I'm sure you will too.

    -- Posted by craftin_mom on Sat, Jul 19, 2008, at 4:48 PM
  • I did not know impatiens would form tuberous roots. I will check closer. Thanks.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 19, 2008, at 8:14 PM
  • I did some checking for impatiens with the same search criteria as I did for begonias and could not find anything close. I did find some tuberous hardy impatiens, but nothing like the sample.

    If you have some links to check, let me know. I would think that gardenweb has an impatiens boards so I will check there also.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 19, 2008, at 8:54 PM
  • Achimenes has been suggested on thegardenforum.org

    Is this what the plant looks like when the flower isn't picked off?

    http://www.gesneriads.ca/achime45.htm

    If it's not that one, maybe it's here somewhere:

    http://www.gesneriads.ca/genach.htm

    -- Posted by craftin_mom on Sun, Jul 20, 2008, at 7:28 AM
  • I believe you are on to something craftin_mom. I am teaching a class right now but will check it out further tonight. Thanks!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jul 20, 2008, at 12:47 PM
  • Does P. Allen Smith's web site offer a way to ask him such a question? After all, he's just from around the bend in Warren Co.

    -- Posted by bettyhbrown on Mon, Jul 21, 2008, at 11:24 AM
  • I don't see an easy way to do it, but will check it out again.

    Never knew he was from our 'neck of the woods'.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jul 21, 2008, at 3:08 PM
  • craftin_mom, I believe you hit it on the head with the Achimenes. While I did not find the the exact leaf shape, the texture of the leaf, growing habits, roots, tubers and flower are right on. Thanks.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jul 21, 2008, at 3:22 PM
  • Happy to help, Steve. Be sure to bookmark www.thegardenforum.org They can help with lots of gardening questions.

    -- Posted by craftin_mom on Mon, Jul 21, 2008, at 4:09 PM
  • Oops, we really need an edit button. Actually, I just need to pay closer attention to what I'm doing, lol!

    That forum is www.thegardenforums.org

    Don't forget the s in forums like I did, lol!

    -- Posted by craftin_mom on Mon, Jul 21, 2008, at 4:17 PM
  • I used to use then a good deal but it has been over 5 years now. I am glad you reminded me and us.

    Thanks.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jul 22, 2008, at 12:53 PM
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