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**Purple flower; tall stem, low leaves, many flwrs on stem


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Vibbers

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Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:09 am   Post subject: **Purple flower; tall stem, low leaves, many flwrs on stem


Hello,

I apologize if my flower terminology is all wrong! I am a novice but I am trying to figure out what type of flowers these are because my mother really liked them. These pictures are from a cell phone so that might explain the poor quality. We saw them in San Francisco this past week (first week of June). They were lining a driveway. The pictures speak for themselves - the plant has many low leaves with one long stem coming out of it off of which are a number of lavender flowers. The flowers seem trumpet shaped (?) but the petals are sort of shaped like a star at the opening.


Shows height of flower ( photo / image / picture from Vibbers's Garden )






Heights of flower from leaves ( photo / image / picture from Vibbers's Garden )






Closeup of flowers (note shape) ( photo / image / picture from Vibbers's Garden )

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!




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cajunbelle

zone 8b Louisiana
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Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:21 pm   


They are Tulbaghia violacea, commomn name Society Garlic, and very pretty, I have a large clump that is just coming into bloom:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/487/

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Vibbers

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Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:57 pm   


Ah - Mystery solved. Thank you so much!

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cajunbelle

zone 8b Louisiana
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Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:41 am   


Glad to be of help, and welcome to the Stew.

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