40+ yr old plant named George - two new photos added

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  1. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    :-D It is fun being an amateur plants person.

    Could it be a "sport" of another vertical or thick leaf variety?? I have recently learned about "sports" :oops: :D That's one way new varieties are started.

    :D and I didn't think I liked mysteries :D

    Good job Toni, I'll take the photos into my garden center also, but I am not holding out much hope. You always knew George was special and we are just proving how special he/she really is. :stew1:
     
  2. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    To narrow the search down a bit, don't think new species, sport, hybrid, etc. This plant was bought back in the 1960's probably at Gibson's....a really early version of KMart. I don't imagine the store offered anything but the standard, common annuals, perennials and houseplants.
     
  3. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Ahhh...They offered one plant that was unusual....:) That does not seem to be in the mainstream of offerings today.

    I can just picture 100 Stewbies poring through books and web sites saying no.....no.......no not that one.... :) We are reviewing plants we would never had done otherwise....great exercise.

    Jerry
     

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