Friday, May 14, 2010

A mystery

A few years ago, when we bought the house , the garden seemed to have a limitless space to fill.  We went to nursery sales and neighborhood garden sales.  As you know, we've even acquired plants at garage sales.

But this is our mystery plant.  I think we've had this plant for almost ten years and I still don't know what it is.

I've asked two master gardeners  and still no idea.  We bought it as a small twig with a few leaves and a sign that said "anemone bush - grows to 5 feet".  That was so funny at the time because it stayed a tiny little couple of branches for at least three years.

Then it started to grow.  And grow - it's over 5 feet now and it's been pruned often.  Then one year, it produced a bud.  One.  It was a white flower which disappeared in less than a week.  The next year we had more.  Now, we have lots.  This is a gorgeous bush when it flowers.  The scent of the blossoms is stronger than our lilacs and is very pretty. 

Anyone know what it is?


SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous blooms, I'll bet they smell heavenly. I think the tag was right, it looks like a Bush Anemone, or California Anemone.

Stephanie V said...

Thanks, SquirrelQueen. That was easy.

Ginny said...

I love these kind of challenges! I just have been helping another blogger identify a flower. I have a plant identification book, actually several. And tonight I will go through it and report back to you.

Glennis said...

I don't know what this is either but it is pretty.


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