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Old 06-26-2015, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I tried google image search and about the closest I can find is penstemon but I'm not sure. it is planted at the entrance to my neighborhood and has to be deer resistant and tolerate full sun.
Many thanks.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: CO
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Diascia, maybe?

PlantFiles: Detailed information on Diascia, Twinspur Diascia 'Hannah Rose'
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Thanks but I'm sure it is an annual as they rip everything out right at the first frost. I would think perennials - it is a mass planting- would be too expensive. Also we are in zone 7b/8a so the zones for that wouldn't work but it is about the right height.

any other guesses? You can see in the picture there seems to be a stalk almost like a lilly but no way is it a lily.
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Thanks but I'm sure it is an annual as they rip everything out right at the first frost. I would think perennials - it is a mass planting- would be too expensive. Also we are in zone 7b/8a so the zones for that wouldn't work but it is about the right height.

any other guesses? You can see in the picture there seems to be a stalk almost like a lilly but no way is it a lily.
Although the flowers are not exactly like the penstemons I grow, the buds, foliage and growth habit are very penstemon-like. There are annual penstemons. Also, there are perennials that bloom their first year from seed which are used as annuals for garden purposes. It's no more expensive to grow a flat of perennial seedlings than of annual seedlings.
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:23 PM
 
Location: rain city
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This is not my week for plant ID's, or maybe I've forgotten half of everything I know in my old age. I don't know what your flower is.

Are you convinced they're an annual? The plant itself looks more like a perennial. Have you rummaged around to see if there's some kind of bulb/tuber/dense root nodes down there?

But they are beautiful and I would grow them.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Thanks all. I'll call the HOA and get the phone number of the landscape company which planted them. They certainly are beautiful and i want some for my own garden. The deer haven't messed with them and that , along with the striking color and growth habit, make them premium to me. I'll let you know.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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It looks like angelonia. Pointy shiny leaves, and snap dragon looking flowers. I've never grown it, but supposedly it makes an awesome annual.

https://www.provenwinners.com/plants...a-angustifolia
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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It looks like angelonia. Pointy shiny leaves, and snap dragon looking flowers. I've never grown it, but supposedly it makes an awesome annual.

https://www.provenwinners.com/plants...a-angustifolia
yup-that gets my vote!




good one, kinkytoes.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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could it be some kind of hollyhock? Doesn't look like the traditional one but there are a lot new ones and they might be an annual in your zone.
No, not a hollyhock. These flowers don't have the central columnar pistil that hollyhocks and their relatives have.

They do appear to have the anther arrangement that penstemons and their relatives have - some of the anthers pressed against the top lip, the others pressed against the bottom - although the photo doesn't really show that in complete detail.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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It looks like angelonia. Pointy shiny leaves, and snap dragon looking flowers. I've never grown it, but supposedly it makes an awesome annual.

https://www.provenwinners.com/plants...a-angustifolia
Looks like the very thing to me too!

Makes sense that an HOA would be planting Proven Winners.
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