New And Lost...Need Help! :-/

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by MNC3985, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. MNC3985

    MNC3985 Member

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    Hi my name is Megan, i'm new and completely lost! lol I took my daughter to an aquarium last month and on the way out they had a garden. I saw these flowers that have got to be the craziest looking things i've ever seen. I said the name to myself that was on the identification sign and for the life of me I can't figure out what it was. I emailed the horticulturist there and I dont think she has any idea what i'm talking about. So heres a little description.

    They start out looking like a fully bloomed (round) flower, kind of a ball shape, cream in color, it lays very close to the ground with large green leafs. I would have to say the flower itself is about the diameter of a softball, so its not small. As they grow, they grow upward into a christmas tree like shape and the blooms on them turn into a medium blue/purple shade. The ones I saw stood about a foot off the ground. I remember the sign said "Dwarf ____" and dont hold me to this but I think the name started with a P. I know this isnt the best description but its the only thing I can come up with.
    If anyone could help I would soooo greatly appreciate it. Thank you!!
     
  2. DandyLioness

    DandyLioness Active Member

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    Gee, read your thread twice and don't get the visual. Too bad you didn't get a chance to take a pic. Folks here are super clever in IDing plants. Sorry.
     
  3. KarinL

    KarinL Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I'm going to take a wild guess - allium. I think it is Allium karataviense that is cream-coloured and low to the ground. I'm not sure about the blue, but given the time of year, this is an option.
     
  4. treeguy123

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    Does "Dwarf Pincushion Flower" sound right maybe?


    This is just what I've thought it looks like by your description. Does it look like this?
     

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  5. tipularia

    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hydrangea?
     
  6. Rima

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    How about Lupin? Google 'Lupin, image" and see what comes up.
     
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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    If you want to look at that one, try Lupine. You get weird results if you google Lupin. Here is one that looks like a Christmas tree IMAGE
    BTW, I really like treeguy123's illustration! It fits the description.
     

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