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Weekend Plantidote 2013-02-23

jerztomato's picture

mystery plant

Mystery plant

I have no idea what this plant is. I purchased it from a nursery whose primary business is landscaping. The owner is an eccentric plant collector. When I purchased this plant (a few years ago) most of her plants were not labeled, so if you needed to know what you were buying, you had to ask. No label = no memory. The plant was rosette like and didn't bloom for a number of years. After it bloomed, it died. Made for a nice picture anyway.
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insanelysane's picture
Submitted by insanelysane on

Wow, that's a tough one.

What do (did) the leaves look like?
I'll be twisting that photo around in my mind all day trying to place that plant.
I love a challenge!

jerztomato's picture
Submitted by jerztomato on

Not an allium. It's not a bulb. The plant itself grew in a rosette form was about 12" in diameter before it sent up flower stalks. Seemed to be drought tolerant as I had it planted in the cactus bed.

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