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Shoo fly plant, I do wonder how they make up some of these names! I think I shall google this one to find out!! I bought it because I loved the blue and the spotted leaves are quite interesting.



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I found this explanation on the internet

'Clover bloom, from the nightshade family, has large lobed leaves, and large blue flowers with rounded petals. The juices from the foliage and roots were mixed with milk in a dish, which was then set out to attract flies. When the flies fed from this concoction, they died, thus the origin of the common name, Shoofly Plant.'

26 May, 2012

 

Good deterent,Sticki! Very apt name too!

26 May, 2012

 

be good if it worked!!

26 May, 2012

 

Its a beauty Sticki....

26 May, 2012

 

Aah! So that's how it works...tried to grow this from seed last year...too late in the year and it didn't work...

26 May, 2012

 

it had 2 shoots karen but something bit one off!! :-(

thanks motinot

26 May, 2012

 

Well...if it was related in any way to a fly, Sticki...it's probably regretting having that little 'snack' now...

Just desserts, perhaps??

26 May, 2012

 

very good karen, the only thing is flies are not supposed to like them!!!

26 May, 2012

 

lovely flower. Makes you wonder about "shoo-fly pie", though! as mentioned in an old American song, can't remember the title.

26 May, 2012

 

Ingredients

1 (9 inch) pie shell
1 cup molasses
3/4 cup hot water
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup shortening

perhaps its like our squashed fly biscuits [was it garibaldi???]

26 May, 2012

 

also found this on wikipaedia

The pie may get its name because the molasses attracts flies that must be "shooed" away.[2]
The shoofly pie's origins may come from the treacle tart with the primary difference being the use of molasses rather than golden syrup.[3] A Montgomery pie is similar to a shoofly pie, except lemon juice is usually added to the bottom layer and buttermilk to the topping. A chess pie is also similar, but it is unlayered and made with corn syrup.

26 May, 2012

 

wonderful colours on that Sticki lovely.... your plant will be in the post Monday, had to give it a week after splitting to recover a bit...

26 May, 2012

 

oh thank you surreylad that is so kind of you. btw i gave my eucomis its tea today!!!

26 May, 2012

 

Your welcome, sounds good is it responding to it?

26 May, 2012

 

its definitely growing [but i put 3 more somewhere else and still havent found them!!

26 May, 2012

 

that's what i do.... they'll turn up... they'll be knocking on your door wanting a cuppa soon ;-)

26 May, 2012

 

that made me laugh!!! like polite triffids??

26 May, 2012

 

thanks, Sticki!

26 May, 2012

 

Beautiful!

26 May, 2012

 

:-) fran

Thanks bernieh, the flowers only seem to last one day though?! But there are two more buds!

26 May, 2012

 

Well you've got a fantastic close-up shot to remind you of its beauty.

26 May, 2012

 

Lovely coloour :)))))

26 May, 2012

 

That is pretty!

26 May, 2012

 

thanks bernieh, pixi and lil, i loved the colour too!

27 May, 2012

 

I think that once it gets going, it self seeds! :)

27 May, 2012

 

thats good, thanks karen

27 May, 2012

 

Lovely colour.

27 May, 2012

 

thanks sue, im hoping there are going to be 2 more flowers on it?

27 May, 2012

 

Beautiful flower, and the leaves are a little show in themselves .. quite unusual!

27 May, 2012

 

thanks Gfairy, i liked the little speckles on the leaves too.

27 May, 2012

 

What a gorgeous colour - blue flowers are so lovely. That's why I keep the self-seeded alkanet - the colour is irresistible!

29 May, 2012

 

oh i get those too, but i pull them up for two reasons, one its a small garden and i havent got room for them and two i dont like their prickly leaves.
but i leave quite a lot of the forget me nots in, they are pretty

29 May, 2012

 

Pretty colour.

29 May, 2012

 

i liked it too, thanks clarice

29 May, 2012



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