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Maggi Young

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blue flower- dwarf, long floral tube - ID?
« on: August 08, 2018, 04:45:05 PM »
A NZ member  has been asking about this on FB -  two-toned blue flowers with a long floral tube, neat little  cluster of  foliage......  anyone got a name for it?





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Re: blue flower- dwarf, long floral tube - ID?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 05:25:56 PM »
Could be Lapeirousia montana perhaps?

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Re: blue flower- dwarf, long floral tube - ID?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 06:18:23 PM »
Paul, I don't grow it so I wasn't sure. I thought you might know though!  And I think fermi grows it.
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Re: blue flower- dwarf, long floral tube - ID?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 12:46:51 AM »
Hi Maggi,
I'd agree that it's a Lapeirousia. The forms of Lapeirousia montana I grow aren't as deep a blue but it is a variable species, I think.
Here's a pic of one of ours grown from seed from Gordon Summerfield
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