Wish I Knew Your Name

@Corbin5 (73848)
United States
August 9, 2017 1:08pm CST
Why, oh, why did I not keep the identification tag attached to you? I was so excited when if found you, dear flowering shrub with the pretty pink flowers. I ripped off your ID tag, tossed it in the garbage right away, and stuck you in the ground. I wish in past years I had gathered up as many of your kind as possible. I would have planted you all over the place. Your pink flowers bloom all season long, and pink flowers are my favorite. You are a delightful perennial too. You will be back! I will find out what your name happens to be eventually. Next spring, if I know your name, I will hunt you down, buy as many of you as possible, and home to my gardens you all will go.
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@vandana7 (56684)
• India
9 Aug
May be @LadyDuck can help you out once more. I think @JaboUk could also know about it..
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Yes, someone in the know here usually lets me know the identity of a plant or shrub, thank goodness.
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@vandana7 (56684)
• India
9 Aug
@Corbin5 .. There was GardenGerty ..I miss her.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
@vandana7 I miss her too!!!
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@LadyDuck (112892)
• Switzerland
10 Aug
I see that @vandana7 summoned me and here I am. I think this is a Catharanthus, commonly named Rose Periwinkle. I think it is an evergreen, it is perennial and the flowers last a long time.
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@vandana7 (56684)
• India
10 Aug
I knew you would know the answer Anna...you are so knowledgeable..:)
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@LadyDuck (112892)
• Switzerland
10 Aug
@vandana7 I love so much the plants and flower and I have an encyclopedia, it's easier to look at the photos and find the names.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
10 Aug
Yes, your knowledge of flowers makes you a go-to person. It is such a lovely shrub to me.
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@Marty1 (23583)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9 Aug
It certainly is beautiful! Hope you find oout and can get another and more and more of them!
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
I wish I could plant them all over the place. Such a sweet thing to see each day.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
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@thelme55 (10828)
• Germany
9 Aug
@Corbin5 yes, Periwinkles are beautiful flowers and easy to grow.
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@Gillygirl (15259)
• Sutton, England
9 Aug
The flowers look familiar but I can't remember the name. Lady Duck may know.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Yes, someone here probably knows its name. It sure is a delight.
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@thelme55 (10828)
• Germany
9 Aug
@Corbin5 I know. It is Periwinkle.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
@thelme55 Yippee! Thank you. I am so happy to know what it is. Next spring, I am planting many.
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@Gina145 (4094)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Aug
They're really pretty. You should try posting a photo on a gardening forum or a gardening sub-Reddit on Reddit. I'm sure someone will be able to identify them for you.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
I have searched "pink flowering shrubs," but no luck yet. I will take your advice about the gardening sub-Reddit. Thank you.
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• Philippines
9 Aug
@Corbin5 maybe you can try searching pink perennials?
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
@hereandthere I have done some searching, but will continue to do so until I find out about that flowering shrub. I would like to know how to care for it too. Thanks for your help, my friend.
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@thelme55 (10828)
• Germany
9 Aug
I think that is periwinkle flower. I have those in my front yard before.It is not only in pink color but also in white and red.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Thank you so much!! It really is a lovely flowering shrub.
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@thelme55 (10828)
• Germany
9 Aug
@Corbin5 You are very welcome
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
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@GardenGerty (88748)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Aug
Hey! Hey! I am here, just horribly busy for at least one more week. You can even send a private message. This is a Vinca . Originally it only came in this really pretty blue shade. Also known as Periwinkle. Now the come in every color from pure white to a deep indigo. They tolerate all kinds of conditions. You have just given me an idea for a whole series of posts about me and flowers. Thanks.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Oh, thank you so much!!! Hooray!!! I love that little thing. I am so looking forward to your series of posts about you and flowers!! Yippee!!
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
17 Oct
@Hatley I am surprised it is still blooming in our Chicago suburb. Flowers pink as could be.
@rebelann (29232)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Aug
I haven't a clue what it is but it sure is pretty. Maybe spend a few hours in a nursery and even show this shot to someone there so that they can tell you what it is, they should know, don't you think?
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Great idea my friend. I will just take my phone and ask a pro at the nursery. Thank you!!
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@rebelann (29232)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Aug
I hope they have dozens of these beautiful bushes @Corbin5 and You're very welcome.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
10 Aug
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@RasmaSandra (11225)
• Riga, Latvia
9 Aug
Lovely pink flowers. Hope you find out what they are called. Why not pluck on blossom and take it to a garden supply store and find out what it is.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Yes, I will have to bring a blossom or the photo to a pro to ID that sweet thing.
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@MALUSE (30013)
• Denmark
9 Aug
You can always ask in a gardening centre. Show them a photo. I'm sure they can help you.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Yes, a pro will have to help me out with this one.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
9 Aug
Oh no lol..too bad you had thrown away the tag Deborah. I am sure someone here may know the name of the lovely little plant.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Well, since I have a photo, users here suggested taking the photo to the garden center and asking a pro about its identity. Did I think of that??? No!!!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
9 Aug
@Corbin5 No hahaha
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@dollaboy (6337)
10 Aug
Yeah these are very nice flowers and surely made me feel good at one sight
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
10 Aug
It just looks like a happy flowering shrub all the time.
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@vsai2008 (7632)
• India
10 Aug
I love the flowers, very pretty, i hope you know the name of the flowers by now :)
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
10 Aug
Yes, users here say it is Periwinkle. So good to know its name.
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@vsai2008 (7632)
• India
10 Aug
@Corbin5 Yes, it is always good to know about our plants in our garden :) I hope you are doing good today :)
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
10 Aug
@vsai2008 Yes, my friend, it is a good day. Wishing you a good day too.
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@snowy22315 (31169)
• United States
9 Aug
It kind of looks like a petunia could that be it?
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
It does look like a petunia. Those in the know here say it is Vinca a.k.a. Periwinkle. Now I know what it is. Whew!
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@snowy22315 (31169)
• United States
9 Aug
@Corbin5 Mystery Solved!
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
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@Freelanzer (6363)
• Canada
10 Aug
It is beautiful. I have that issue from time to time where I forget the name of a plant I bought
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
10 Aug
Users here say it is Periwinkle and that it comes in white, blue and red too.
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• Canada
10 Aug
@Corbin5 That is good to know.
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@Ithink (4641)
• United States
10 Aug
I have done the same thing! Mine don't last that long thou, would love to find one that does. Although hubby just brought home one that seems to be flowering longer. It is really pretty and pink too!
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
10 Aug
I do love the pretty and pink ones. Users here have told me it is Periwinkle. I like that name.
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@Ithink (4641)
• United States
11 Aug
@Corbin5 I will have to look out for that one!
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@velvet53 (15373)
• Palisade, Colorado
10 Aug
It is pretty and I see that you did find out its name. Hopefully we will see pictures next spring of them everywhere in your yard.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
10 Aug
Yes, the former owner created 5 perennial gardens in the front of our house, so I will put one in each garden to brighten things up all season long.
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@velvet53 (15373)
• Palisade, Colorado
10 Aug
@Corbin5 They will look so pretty.
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@DianneN (54557)
• United States
9 Aug
I do the same. If you find out the name, please let me know!
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Well, our wonderful @GardenGerty identified that sweet thing as Vinca a.k.a. Periwinkle. It comes in many colors. Next season, I am planting these all over the place. It has flowers throughout the season and is a hardy perennial. I love that little thing.
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@DianneN (54557)
• United States
9 Aug
@Corbin5 Thanks for letting me know. I will try one next year and see if the deer gobble it up before I invest in more. It's a beauty!
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@amadeo (43687)
• United States
9 Aug
not sure.Will have Mike take a look at it to see if he can identify this.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Thank you, my friend. It really is a lovely flowering shrub.
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@amadeo (43687)
• United States
12 Aug
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@bluesa (10582)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Aug
Oh, they are pretty! I hope you can find their name and have a few more of them in your garden. :)
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
9 Aug
Users responded with taking the photo to the garden center and asking a pro. That should work.
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@bluesa (10582)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Aug
@Corbin5 , yes, that does seem like the best thing to do and then they can find a happy home in your garden. :)
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