NOW SOLVED: Guess what this is!

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oron peri

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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2011, 09:30:59 PM »
The only thing that comes to my mind is Helenium or a dark cultivar of Helianthus ???
Really dificult one i must say.
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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2011, 10:28:46 PM »
Hoorah and Eureeka. Correct, Helianthus 'Valentine'.
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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2011, 11:52:26 PM »
Thank god!
...or Oron in this case; moot point if there's a difference!

One down...!
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I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2011, 06:18:42 AM »
John

I hear that the prize is a weekend in Crete... 8)
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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2011, 10:12:55 AM »
I heard that too but Alisdair seems quite reluctant to come up with the prizes. Perhaps we need a better sponsor?
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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2011, 10:20:37 AM »
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Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society