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Old 05-14-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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If the plant has long (like 18" long) sword shaped leaves coming from the base of the plant it is gladiolus. Some penstemons can look like gladiolus (google "penstemon photo" to see many) but they have shorter (3-6") leaves coming from the sides of a central stalk. If I could see the lower part of the plant I could say for certain, but with just this photo I can't.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:01 PM
 
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That looks like gladiolus Byzantium
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:05 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Shame we don't know where the OP is because that would help, but I'm going to vote for gladiola too for purple flower #1. Glads here usually bloom in the middle of June so these seem early to me.

The white flowered shrub is a rose of some kind, agreed.
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:26 AM
 
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I agree the purple flowers are glads. The flowers look like a penstemon, but you can see from the unopened plants a classic gladiolus look.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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What about this?

Those are wild roses. :-) They smell nice don't they? :-)
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:34 AM
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Location: zippidy doo dah
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oh, i love the gladiola point - counter point debate!
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:24 AM
 
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For those who are not seeing the photo. I do know what it is,but my brain is having a senior moment.


Snapdragons
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: British Columbia
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I'm thinking perhaps byzantine gladiolus.


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Old Yesterday, 08:06 PM
 
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For those who are not seeing the photo. I do know what it is,but my brain is having a senior moment.



It is very beautiful......I am into Penstemons, if you recall the name, please let me know, so I can buy the seed somewhere. Many thanks,
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Old Today, 10:55 AM
 
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It is very beautiful......I am into Penstemons, if you recall the name, please let me know, so I can buy the seed somewhere. Many thanks,


Maybe the OP can just ship you some divisions!
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