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  1. waretrop

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    A friend gave it to me. She must have bought it in the Spring and left it in the pot. She probably used it for decoration and not to put into a garden setting. I day that because that's what she does with garden center plants.
     
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    Could you post a larger photo? It is hard to see the leaf.
     
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    I edited the first post as I put the wrong picture up. I didn't realize it but I also have 3 in my garden. They have been there for years but with no tags. They have to be common. Surely someone knows what it is.

    so now that I know some have lived out in my garden during Winter can I hurry up and put, the one she gave me, out there?

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    Pretty plant. I'm sure someone will know
     



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    Thanks Jewell. I am realizing that I have lots of these plants in my front garden. None of them have labels.
     
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    The pics are rather small. SO unless someone has this exact plant it's just guessing.
     
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    Barb, Neither of those pictures look familiar to me. Can you take a few more pictures? the stems, the leaves, does it flower? Interesting looking plant.
     
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    Could it be a young rhododendron?
     
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    Does anyone know what Stokes Aster is? Maybe could it be that???

    I saw one of these at a garden center yesterday and thought maybe my unknown plant could be this. Their plant was not in such good condition but I know I liked the flower on the label. I think I bought at least 2 of these in the past but would never remember where I put them. I do know one was in the front and it bloomed because I loved the flower.

    What do you all think???
     
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    I am so confused...Hubby thinks it's a Stokes Aster. I was thinking the first one was like these below. But hubby says no.

    See how close the leaves look?

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    My hubby says it may be an Aster like the first, one but not a Stokes.

    These in this post live through the Winter in Pa. but I don't know about the above post pictures.
     
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    Leaves look different to me.
    Leaves to ID are longer and the "middle vein" a lot more prominent.
    I'd say take such good pictures (as in your last post) with the plant you need an ID.
    Would be easier to ID. :)
     
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    I don't know what the green leaves are but the flowers are most definitely Centaurea montana or dealbata. The centaurea that I have are perennial and will usually produce 2 lots of flowers per season if you cut them right back after the early flowering then they'll last right through to the first frost and sometimes beyond.

    Looking back at the first pictures I don't think they are centaurea.
     
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    Barb, the first photo in the 3rd posting looks very much like a Stokes Aster to me. I grow Stokesia, and that post-bloom thingey looks very like a spent bloom of a Stokes Aster.
     
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    Ok, So which one is not a Stokes Aster? I have numbered them so I wouldn't be so comfused. :smt040
     

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