Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Flower Quiz Answer


Renamed Actaea racemosa - used to be called
Cimicifuga racemosa
This is a lovely plant that adds architectural height to the back of a border and looks particularly good sitting in front of a wall as it is here.
Japanese anemones/Actaea racemosa/Echinops globe thistle
I enjoy seeing all the above plants grouped together, they make a pleasing back of border planting
The only correct answer received was from
 Janneke - this flower was very difficult to identify - so really well done Janneke♡

20 comments:

  1. Dear Rosemary,
    oh, I have missed this one - so sorry, though I have to confess: I would not have had the right answer (only the family). I will be more on the look-out - after the announced holidays, I promise.

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    1. It was a difficult flower to recognise Britta

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  2. Hello Rosemary, You always find so many interesting flowers. I don't think that I have seen this one before, although I know a few with tall flower spikes.

    By the way, my internet seems to be back, at least for today!
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I found this flower in the colourful and pretty park of a small town in Scotland.
      Glad that the internet is behaving better for you.

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  3. You do know how to pick them Rosemary. Another one I wouldn't have got in a month of Sundays!

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    1. It really is a lovely flower though Jessica

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  4. I never had any hope of identifying this plant, but it was wonderful to see and find out what it is. It really is a stunner isn't it and I can imagine how good it looks in the back of your borders. xx

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    1. It is a lovely plant, and it also has attractive long ribbon leaves.

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    1. I was surprised at their appearance when shot in macro.

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  6. Dear Rosemary,what an interesting flower!I have never seen!!Gorgeous pistures!!
    Wishing you a happy August !
    Dimi...

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    1. Thanks Dimi - enjoy your August too.

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  7. Beautiful pictures and the Cimicifuga is indeed a wonderful plant for the back of the border. It was not difficult to identify because I have this one already for years in my garden.

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    1. Well done Janneke - even though you have the flower I still think that you did well to recognise it in the macro shot - I was surprised how different it looked close up.

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  8. Well done Janneke. I wouldn't have got this one. It is a beauty Rosemary, such creamy, yummy, inflorescences. I might have to pop some in the borders. I have grown Actaea pachypoda for its creepy "Dolls eyes" berries although it disappeared after a few years.

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    1. You don't see Actaea pachypoda very often - I have never seen it for sale, but admired it at RHS Wisley.
      I don't know why Actaea racemosa has been placed in the same family, apart from the fact that its flowers do resemble Actaea pachypoda before they turn into 'dolls eyes'.

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  9. You are full of surprises, Rosemary. Beautiful !

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  10. Very pretty and unusual plant! I had never seen it before. I don't think there are many plants Janneke wouldn't be able to identify, she's like a garden encyclopedia and has a wonderful garden from what I see on her blog. Maybe she even has this plant in her own garden? Did you ask her?
    So sorry I missed this quiz, would have loved to 'search google' again ;) I wonder if I would have gotten it. Love your quizzes Rosemary!
    Marian

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    1. Yes, Marian, Janneke said that she has it in her garden and that is how she recognised it. I wonder how you would have got on searching google - you usually come up trumps.

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