Thursday, June 07, 2012

Unknown Flower



For the first time ever (I think) the flower featured here is unidentified. It was spotted at a local nursery and didn’t have any tags although the latest rage seems to be putting the ID on the pots (wasn’t there either). Perhaps someone out there can tell me what the name is. I am guessing it is some sort of Dianthus (Sweet William) or Phlox. The colors were amazing with a deep, deep red with the white edges. Several of the pots had solid white color flowers.

We are off to our Manhattan account today to plant the rooftop containers and do any general maintenance in the courtyards. Just in time to see the Space Shuttle that arrived at the Intrepid museum yesterday (we will be driving by). Some of the annuals on the roof lived through the winter including some Marigolds and Petunias. I hadn’t seen that one before but have come to the conclusion if you deal with nature on a regular basis nothing should surprise you.

4 comments:

Christine said...

Sweet William is my guess also, Chris. Nice shot.

Darla said...

I'm most certain it is a Dianthus....

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I concur--definitely a dianthus/Sweet William. :-)

Felicia @ No Deposit Poker said...

I searched the net and confirm that this flower is a Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus). Great photo as always :)