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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Can anyone tell me what the names of these two flowers? I am the worst with plant/flower names and these are perennials that were planted by the last person who lived here. They are growing in small clusters very low to the ground.

Thanks!

post #2 of 26
I'm not sure about the one on the left, but the one on the right looks like primroses.
post #3 of 26
I don´t to know but Certainly are sooo beautifuls!......
post #4 of 26
Now that I look again, the one on the left may be creeping phlox.
post #5 of 26
Very pretty!, I love the one on the left
post #6 of 26
I thought the one on the left perhaps might be labela, but not sure.
post #7 of 26
I agree that the right one is Primrose... but the one on the left I'm not sure about. I think creeping phlox is close but no cigar.
post #8 of 26
The right ones are Primroses, and the left ones look like Forget-me-nots
post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for your gardening knowledge!

Forget-me-nots and Primroses seem to be correct. You just saved me from spending too much time doing google image searches on these flowers. I also checked out the phlox and they also look like a great ground cover. I'll have to go to the gardening centre to check them out.

Thanks again!
post #10 of 26
Another vote for forget- me -nots and Primrose. I have some primrose just like that.
post #11 of 26
I have a border bed that is about 4ftx2ft I'm putting Cupid's Darts at the back and Forget-me-nots in the front.

It's going to be my 'blue' border
post #12 of 26
They are forget me not sand primroses. I don't recommend "creepy phlox" as after it is done blooming in 2-3 weeks you have this green ugly mat!!!! However woodland phlox (I can get you "correct name") are better but they need shade!!
For a "blue border": Veronica "sunny border blue", gentian and blue butterfly dwarf delphinium and flax (linum perenne)

I'll stop now!!
post #13 of 26
Oh...those are both Nasturtiums.....


Sorry - family joke - my mother loves to garden and knows every flower on the face of this earth, my dad on the other hand knows none (and neither do I). So everytime anyone asks what type of flower something is my dad says it's a Nasturtium.....they're all Nasturtiums.....
So - they are both Nasturtiums of course.
post #14 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by GailC
They are forget me not sand primroses. I don't recommend "creepy phlox" as after it is done blooming in 2-3 weeks you have this green ugly mat!!!! However woodland phlox (I can get you "correct name") are better but they need shade!!
For a "blue border": Veronica "sunny border blue", gentian and blue butterfly dwarf delphinium and flax (linum perenne)

I'll stop now!!

As you are the expert I have written down those flowers names.
What type of sun do they do best in and are they drought hardy?
We get triple digit temps and unless you simply leave the sprinklers on, the ground dries to dust pretty quickly here.
post #15 of 26
Well I have some pretty sandy soil here in WI and the "flax" LOVE IT!!!! It self seeds too!! A couple of years ago I received a garden catalog that was specific to your region of the country-why can' t I remember the name???? The other too esp gentian does pretty good in poorer soil too. You won't find a "bluer" flower. If I think of the perennial catalog I'll let you know as they have really good stuff and good advice!!!
post #16 of 26
I believe your thinking of "High Country Gardens" There plants are specifically for Xeriscape areas.Hot and dry. Type in High Country Gardens in a search and you will get there web site. You can get a free catalog.It will give you some good ideas for plants that will do well for you climate.
post #17 of 26
Ooh thank you very much!
post #18 of 26
Thread Starter 
Can I ask your help one more time? Can you identify this flower? These flowers grow quite high and large and are very vibrant in colour. They also do well in full sun. This was in my mom's garden but she can't remember the name. I adjusted the picture below to reflect the true colour.

Thanks...you guys are the best!



post #19 of 26
I'm thinking a cosmo..
post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gardenandcats
I'm thinking a cosmo..
Thanks, that's the one!
post #21 of 26
Dear Kass:.....I want to share this one with you!.....and of course to all of great gardeners who are speaked here!


here´s for you Ladies!
post #22 of 26
It is High Country Gardens that I was thinking of!!
Cool Cat did you know you can eat the petals of the lily??? I've had them with a creamy dip. The petals taste like peas!!

All you gardeners would have LOVED the nursery I was at today. 4000 Varieties of perennials. I spent $675.30!!! Good thing most of it was several clients money!!
post #23 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by GailC
They are forget me not sand primroses. I don't recommend "creepy phlox" as after it is done blooming in 2-3 weeks you have this green ugly mat!!!! However woodland phlox (I can get you "correct name") are better but they need shade!!
For a "blue border": Veronica "sunny border blue", gentian and blue butterfly dwarf delphinium and flax (linum perenne)

I'll stop now!!
Gail, any idea how to get rid of the "creepy phlox"? The person who owned our house before us planted a whole whomping bunch of it in our flower bed, and I can't get rid of the stuff. (And you're right...after it's done blooming it's just a big, ugly green mat!)
post #24 of 26
If it is between plants you can dig up the good plants, then the bad stuff. Yes it is a pain!!! I have some really nasty, spready perennial that the roots I swear go down a mile!!! So with those I dump a bit of full strength round-up in a small glass container and use either a q-tip, small craft brush or small foam brush with a bit of the round up and dab it on the bad plants' leaves. It takes a bit of time but sometimes that is all you can do.
Icky spready perennials never to plant: "Ladybells", saponaria, "snow, on the mountain", lily of the valley, garlic chives!! Ladybells for instance (adenophora) has shot roots attached to really deep spikey roots. I have to dig about a foot down. Rototilling makes it worse!! So I battle that plant yearly!! Some people like creeping phlox so dig it up and give it away!!
post #25 of 26
Thanks, Gail. I've got ladybells and lily of the valley back there, too, but they aren't as ugly as the phlox. (She must have been into spready perennials.) The person behind us has some kind of seriously ugly fern that keeps creeping into our yard, too. I'm trying to get an herb garden going in that flower bed, but I need to get the nasty stuff out first. (Maybe I'll plant some mint along the fence...that'll get our neighbor back for the ferns! )
post #26 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by GailC
It is High Country Gardens that I was thinking of!!
Cool Cat did you know you can eat the petals of the lily??? I've had them with a creamy dip. The petals taste like peas!!


All you gardeners would have LOVED the nursery I was at today. 4000 Varieties of perennials. I spent $675.30!!! Good thing most of it was several clients money!!
Oh My! really? I didn´t about it! do you have a recipe or else? Maybe I could to try it!
I happy that you enjoy it the pic!
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