Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby Kyle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:06 am

I've been gathering a few varieties of Farfugium this year and came across this curiosity.

Farfugium japonicum 'Ryuto'

Leaves are described as being like melted plastic. I'm a big fan of unusual plants, but I'm not sure about this one. What are the opinions out there?

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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby Adrian » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:08 am

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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby Yorkshire Kris » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:09 am

That image is not the nicest. What does the whole plant look like?
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Postby Conifers » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:11 am

Definitely icon_thumbdown icon_thumbdown icon_thumbdown icon_thumbdown icon_thumbdown . Looks diseased.
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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby otorongo » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:14 am

Well it doesn't look 'nice' but I find it interesting in that no one in your street will have it. If you plant it in your front garden, it will really make you stand out.

Edit: Some varieties other than the Ryuto look unusual AND nice at the same time. Check this page: http://www.alternativeeden.com/2011/08/ ... ction.html
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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby Kyle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:16 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:That image is not the nicest. What does the whole plant look like?


I'm not sure Kris. This is the only image I've found. Constantine Garden Nursery are supposedly selling it, but their site appears to be down this morning.

EDIT - Now they're up and running

http://www.firtreefarmnursery.co.uk/far ... ryuto.html
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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby Yorkshire Kris » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:18 am

This is a good article on Farfugiums http://www.alternativeeden.com/2011/08/ ... ction.html
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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby Kyle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:21 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:This is a good article on Farfugiums http://www.alternativeeden.com/2011/08/ ... ction.html


icon_thumright Agreed. It was this article that triggered my searches into harder-to-find Farfugiums.
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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby flounder » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:52 pm

I'm sure I've had that in my garden before, changed the dogs food after that :lol:
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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby GoggleboxUK » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:59 pm

Hulk puke.

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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby Kyle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:04 pm

:lol: Defunked Gremlin or Wicked Witch of the West?
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Postby JakoMonster » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:16 pm

Nasty.
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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby JoelR » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:46 pm

It's in the Cotswold Garden Flowers catalogue (the paper version) so they probably have plants for sale even if they aren't on the website. Not on my wishlist though :lol:
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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby billdango » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:32 pm

Something the cat coughed up?

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Re: Love Unusual Plants - But is this a step too far?

Postby Trudytropics » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:04 am

Jeez thats one bad chest infection, phlegm :(

I have never understood the appeal of hideous plants, just cos no one else has one :lol: , probably because they have good taste, what pleasure can you get from looking at an ugly plant? :? :lol:
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