Mystery plant

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John J

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Mystery plant
« on: September 27, 2019, 07:23:32 AM »
Yesterday we paid a visit to one of the nurseries we frequent on a regular basis and off to one side we spotted the sorry-looking, tangled plant in the photo. All the owner could tell us about it was that it had arrived in a delivery from one of his suppliers, that on arrival it had a few small pink flowers and the supplier told him it was an 'Italian jasmine'. The only reference I can find to Italian jasmine is Jasminum humile and they have yellow flowers. If it is a jasmine the only one that came to mind was Jasminum beesianum. Maybe forumers can suggest other possibilities.
Anyway, he asked us to take it home to see if we could resuscitate it and possibly in the fullness of time positively identify it. Will report any progress if it occurs.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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psroseguy

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Re: Mystery plant
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 05:36:10 PM »
Gaura lindheimeri
Lifelong Gardener, native Californian, residing in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs, CA for the past 25 years

Retired from the nursery industry. I've been playing at hybridizing roses for fun and profit since about 2000. Graduate Horticulture program Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 1982.

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John J

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Re: Mystery plant
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 06:12:37 PM »
No, it's definitely a climbing, scrambling plant.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)