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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:01 am    Post subject: Unusual bulbs, what is the plant? Reply with quote

This will be for those who know their bulbs... would you know what these are? A client bought them and wants me to plant them but we have no idea what they could be...


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting.
Not a bulb...more like a tuber.

This a cross section of a bulb.

http://assoc.garden.org/courseweb/course2/week4/images/wk4-h1.gif

Maybe Yam???

https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&q=black+tuberous+&ei=1rNIVeObNc6saeyKgcAG#tbm=isch&q=yam+tuber
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a bad guess looking at the pics of yam. But I don't think so, the client said she bought them at Bloom last year as she liked the flower pictures. I'm going back to her tomorrow and will see if she remembers what the flowers were like. It might help. But thanks again Silver Surfer!
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Silver Surfer, I think I found what the plant is after talking to my client! Very Happy
It's Mirabilis jalapa! See the link attached and see if you agree... Wink

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger wrote:
Hey Silver Surfer, I think I found what the plant is after talking to my client! :D
It's Mirabilis jalapa! See the link attached and see if you agree... :wink:


Most interesting.Thanks.
I know Mirabilis jalapa... but never realised it grew from a tuber before.
Do add pics when it flowers.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mirabilis+jalapa&biw=1536&bih=728&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=oH1KVbOBB-WW7AbY-IGADA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/264041/

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