Sunday, May 16, 2010

What Is This Plant?

I have a UFO on my deck (an unidentified flowering object). It's the purple thing at the bottom of the picture:
I bought it last year and it had one of those little plastic things in it - you know the thing that usually tells you what the plant is. But that card just said something like "Full Sun, Water Often." I hate when I get a plant home and the card doesn't tell the name of the plant. (I was very careful this year.) Anyway that plant was pretty like that when I first bought it last year and then bugs ate at the leaves and I was always spraying it with some "Hey! Bug! Get off this plant!" type of spray and then it got really ugly and cabbagey looking and then of course winter came and I forgot all about it. And we had a Hella Crazy Winter and it even killed one of our purple sage bushes but that UFO up there somehow hid its ugly self out all winter and popped right out this spring, all, "Hey remember me? Remember why you bought me in the first place?" And I can't tell you how surprised I was to see it. Whatever it is.

4 comments:

Gnightgirl said...

I'm guessing salvia. Just put some in my new flower bed, to attract butterflies.

XUP said...

It looks more like catmint to me. Does your cat like it?

Jazz said...

I have no idea. I'm useless at plants.

Elaine said...

Take this picture and/or a leaf from the plant to a good nursery and they can tell you. Salvia and cat mint are two excellent guesses. I am not sure but it is very pretty!