21 June 2008

help! plant ID needed!

My friend Pam just sent me a photograph of what looks like a shorter plant in her garden that is just about to bloom (we’re Zone 5). The leaves are lance-shaped, seems like, and the flower bud is surrounded by a ruff of smaller leaves or bracts. I wonder whether it could be Stokesia of some stripe. What do you think?


  1. Hi J! Sorry, I can't put a name to the plant, but it does look familiar. It's good to "see" you again. :)

  2. When I need a plant ID, I head to Gardenweb (the forums) :) Hope that helps.

  3. Thanks, Nancy and OBM! I haven't talked with my friend in a few days, but I told her I want to see a picture when the flowers begin to bloom!