boadiceas - what are they??

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boadiceas - what are they??

Post: #229671 Islaskye
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:25 am

Hi all,

I got given a packet of seeds from my grandad when he came down from scotland, he called them Godzillas but had written Boadiceas on the packet. all he told me was that they were really nice flowers.
Does any one know how big they grow, wether they like shade, what do they look like? :dontknow:
I planted a few in a tray hand they have sprouted well but what to do with them now!?

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Re: boadiceas - what are they??

Post: #229672 Green Aura
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:34 am

No idea!

I did a quick Google and the only flower image that came up was a big pink lily. They're very beautiful but, I'm told, lethal to cats - I don't have them in the house any more.

But I think they grow from bulbs rather than seeds so I may be way off the mark. :dontknow:
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Re: boadiceas - what are they??

Post: #229673 Islaskye
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:52 am

I know, i googled everything to do with them, and kept getting stories of warrior queens, art work and compay names but no actual plants. on images it showed gerbras and iris, surely they are not that rare??? cant find them in any gardening books either!

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Post: #229674 pelmetman
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:05 am

Sorry never heard of them, nothing under those names in The Royal Hortiucltural Society books that we have.

Maybe they are nicknames that your grandad has called them :dontknow:

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Re: boadiceas - what are they??

Post: #229675 MKG
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:24 am

Well, there is a reference to godzilla plants on the net - but I think maybe not the one you want. These particular plants, when grown indoors, are usually under sun lamps: they have quite distinctive leaves and are not famous for their flowers at all. They can be grown outside - but then they're usually spotted by someone and the next thing you know, you have the police knocking on your door.

Unless your grandad is an ex-hippy with a lively sense of humour, these are probably not your boadiceas :lol:

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Re: boadiceas - what are they??

Post: #229683 Islaskye
Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:20 am

ermmm.... To be honest, It wouldnt suprise me at all!!!!! hes always been a rebel!!!! :lol:
but no, the leaves dont seem to resemble that sort of 'herb' so I dont think I have to leave the country just yet!

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Post: #229695 snapdragon
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:37 pm

could they be Godetia? (godetia/godzilla?)
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Post: #229842 Millymollymandy
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:13 pm

Can you take a photo? I think we all call things something different sometimes, like my Streptococcus flowering houseplants. :lol: (yes I know what they really are called - Streptocarpus!)
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Re: boadiceas - what are they??

Post: #229876 Davie Crockett
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:26 pm

Bit of a lateral leap, but could they possibly be woad? (Boudicca used them for skin dye).
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