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Children as plants

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 2:00 pm
by Povester
I am collecting plants named after my sons. I have an Isaac rose (Mme Isaac Pereire), a Reuben blackberry and I need a Sam (or Samuel). Any suggestions?

Cath

Re: Children as plants

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 2:14 pm
by Pumpkin&Piglet
Aww, I will keep a look out!

Re: Children as plants

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:33 pm
by sleepyowl
There are daylilies called Hemerocallis 'Samuel Bell', there is a red hot poker Kniphofia 'Samuel's Sensation', Magnolia grandiflora 'Samuel Sommer' & 'Rhododendron Samuel Taylor Coleridge'

Re: Children as plants

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:34 pm
by sleepyowl
I have my own namesake groing in my garden as a rather pernicious weed, herb robert

Re: Children as plants

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:05 pm
by Pumpkin&Piglet
We should make a list of as many names as we can think of and the plants (I say we - I don't know any so I'll be taking advantage more than contributing!)

Re: Children as plants

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:07 pm
by oldjerry
Or go native.......Sambucus...

Re: Children as plants

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:09 pm
by Povester
Thanks for the suggestions, sleepyowl. Great to have a choice.

What's Sambucus, oldjerry?

Re: Children as plants

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:29 pm
by oldjerry
Common Elderberry,but there are several ornamental Hybrids,eg. 'Diablo' They all make banging wine ..see MKG..many posts.BWs

Re: Children as plants

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:10 pm
by little blue duck
I have a rose called "Alec's red" in honour of a dear family friend who loved roses,
as my late in-laws didn't have 'plant names' I just planted forget-me-nots..