Perhaps harder than it appears on the surface....

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by lorax, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor

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    Here you go. Genus and species please, and if you'd like to take a stab at cultivar you're welcome to (although I'm only guessing at that myself - the plant in question came from a lot of mixed seeds).
     

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    Calendula?
     
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    Yup - which species?

    And have you grown the ones that rebloom from the centers of the flower before? This was my first time with them, and I think I like them better than the plain-janes.
     
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    No idea! The ones I grow are self-seeding "Pot Marigolds" of entirely unkown parentage that I scrounged. I have an attachment to them that goes back my Grandmother's garden in industrial Northern England. They were one of the bright spots I remember against all that smoky brickwork, gray slate & gray sky.

    I have seen a variety of them in garden centres, but I am faithful to my old mongrel stock. The reblooming thing is a bit odd to me, but some "Daisy Type Composites" sprout radial components in their centres. Sorry about the lack of technical jargon, I have never really studied the Compositae or whatever they are called now, in detail.

    What's the prize? Free trip to Quito?
     
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    Yeah, right. From BC, the cheapest I could do that is just over $1500 CAD, so not gonna happen.

    No prize. I was just wondering if anybody had ever seen it before. Those green bits in the center grow a stem behind them and then all poof at the same time. It's quite weird to look at.
     

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