Mystery Plant

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Date Photo Taken: 09/20/2012
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Posted By: ncostel

Notes:

I was given this plant last summer looking just like the Evergreen Seedling?? photo posted February 8th from Nagitoches TX on this site. It did nothing for 2 to 3 months then shot up in late August, finally blooming these gorgeous orange blooms in late September after reaching a height of about 30 inches. It was given to me with the name hummingbird vine (cypress vine?), but it obviously isn’t a cypress vine. I would love to know the name so I can get more and share them

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    They were close… not a cypress vine, Standing Cypress (Ipomopsis rubra)

    http://hawthornhillwildflowers.blogspot.com/2010/01/standing-cypress-ipomopsis-rubra.html

    As this plant is a biennial, there’s no need to get more to share… just wait until the babies show up this autumn… and then share.

    I remember when you posted the “cedar seedling”…
    http://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/evergreen-seedling/

    I’m glad that you came back to let us know how it did!

    April 28th, 2013 at 5:49 pm
  2. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    nice work stone!

    April 28th, 2013 at 6:34 pm
  3. ncostel Registered says:

    WOW!!! Thanks so much! I sent pix to the county extension office (and showed the pictures to several instructors in my Master Gardener classes this year), but couldn’t get it identified that way so I dug it up and took it in last October. The agent cut it in half to take a picture of it laying on a white background and then handed it back to me to put in the trash. Stunned, I picked it up and took it home to replant. I don’t know if it will come back up, but no seeding occurred from the beautiful blooms; hence, my desire to get identification so I could get more.
    The Nagogdoches TX person who posted the picture on February 8th may not have seen the plant flower yet. I am perplexed as to why mine bloomed the first year, but will take my blessings as they come.
    Thanks again,
    Nancy

    April 29th, 2013 at 8:58 am
  4. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    How much seed do you want?
    Wildseed farms in TX offers as much as a pound of seed… (they do have regular seed packets)
    http://shop.wildseedfarms.com/Standing-Cypress/productinfo/3223/

    To get baby plants from your biennials, they must be allowed to set seed in the garden…

    Cutting the flowers off does NOT promote rebloom, it just kills the plant…

    Examples of biennials include foxglove, carrots, parsley, and some blackeyed susans.

    Biennials usually come up in the late summer or Autumn, and bloom the following year…. It just feels like the same year…

    Horrible story about those “master gardeners”.

    April 29th, 2013 at 5:55 pm
  5. ncostel Unregistered says:

    Stone, I only had this one plant last year and would be so happy to have enough seeds to grow 2 or 3 of these plants so that it could reseed and start a patch of these. I stop at every nursery I see looking for these and no one, even the woman I got it from last year, has them or every heard of this plant. And it wasn’t the master gardeners, it was the county extension office.
    I just checked where I put it back in the ground after its uncalled for pruning, and nothing is coming up.
    Sorry to be so long replying to your great message, but you don’t get a notification that there has been a comment to follow ones posting.

    June 11th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

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