Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mystery Plant


Ok, so I was snookered, I'll admit it, by the garden club member who told me, 'it's pink blooms will sway in the breeze after all the other perennials are done.' All she had to tell me was that it will extend my growing season an itsy bit more into September, and my fingers were on their way to my wallet, but then she said into October... and I said "SOLD!" My caish plunked down based mainly on the lure of a longer growing season. Now that the hot moment has passed, I am the proud owner of not 1, not 2, but 3 (!) plants whose name I don't know or can't remember (possibly early stage Alzheimers -- I'm 36 -- or lack of sleep is at play, I'm not sure which). What I do know is that it blooms in part shade in September and grows to about 2 feet tall, has pink blooms, and reproduces via runners. I was told it isn't invasive, and liked the acidic soil that she had it planted in - it came with pine needle compost. She might have called it Oriental ivy, but I can't find anything like that on the web. Here's a photo of my plant. It seems to like its new home in my new back garden. Anyone know what the mystery plant is? I'd like to know what I bought...

3 comments:

Swampgardener said...

I think I got it! It's a Japanese Anemone -- I only know because I'm trying to grow them from seed. They're a part shade plant that supposedly blooms for a long period. They're also called Windflowers. They come in pink and white.

Can't wait to see the blooms to see if I'm right!

Brebbie Mom said...

I think you are right! I googled it and the foliage looks like my mystery plant! We'll know for sure in the fall...

Brebbie Mom said...

It was Japanese Anemone. Light pink flowers are long blooming and stand above the hostas at on 2 foot tall stems. They have a yellow and white middle. Very sweet.

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