Orange Flowers

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by WildCityWoman, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. WildCityWoman

    WildCityWoman Member

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    Yes, I know - they 'look like' nasturtiums, but they're not. I already have those.

    This isn't the same leaf.

    Here are 3 pics of the flowers I found growing in a garden on Parkside Drive in Toronto. It gets a western light.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Poppies (Papaver), one of the dwarf species. Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum) have quite different-looking flowers, with a different symmetry, and spurs.
     
  3. WildCityWoman

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    Thanks

    Thanks, Ron - that's very helpful - at least I have something to call it now.

    I didn't know that about Nasturtiums.

    I took a couple of dead heads and dried them so even if I get a few sprigs of it in a pot this spring, I'll be happy.
     
  4. douglas

    douglas Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi WCW

    Just a note to improve germination shake the seeds out ot heads and store in the a paper bag in the freezer compartment of your fridge , untill you are ready to plant. Then take the bag out and let it sit an your water heater for @ 3 to 5 days before planting.

    I have a 70 to 75 % germination rate doing it this way. Also plant them dirrectly into you year round container/ area where you want them as they do not like to move after.


    Good Luck
    doug
     

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