What is the green thing?

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  1. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    My wife received a bouquet of flowers for her birthday today and one of the 'flowers' was a green thing. Any Ideas?

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    This is the bouquet

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    Jerry
     
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  3. mart

    mart Strong Ash

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    Someone will know but it ain`t me ! Its a curious looking plant so naturally I like it !
     
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    Lovely bouquet, and happy birthday to your wife! How about contacting the florist who made the bouquet and asking?
     
  5. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Eureka!! It is a Dianthus Green Ball a new variety. Common name: Dianthus Barbathus

    Jerry
     



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    Do you know yet what colour the blooms will be? Or are there no buds yet.
     
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    Jerry, you are amazing!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    :sete_005::sete_005:for Jerry.
     
  9. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    More about the 'green ball' dianthus: It was developed by the Dutch breeder Hilverda, located in the Netherlands. Your neck of the woods Sjoerd. :) To answer your questions: color green and that is the bloom!!

    Jerry
     
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    Great history, Jerry. Thanks for the bloom info.
    I do not know much about Sweet Williams’, and I do not recall ever having seen this one. It really does add something to the bouquet doesn’t it.
     
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