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Is it wrong to be put off buying a plant because it's called something ridiculous? I'm trying to get past the fact that there is a really nice Heuchera I've admired called Cherry Cola.....nope!!! Can't get past it! image



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,876

    I have a hosta called "praying hands" which , as a devout Athiest nearly didn't get bought.

    I've another called " Elvis lives" which is just about the weirdest name.

    The Rose "sexy rexy" also annoys me slightly more than it should

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,876

    I bought a clematis called " Princess Kate" and I told the nursey owner " I'm buying it despite its name, not because of it" he laughed.

  • Nice to know I'm not the only nut on here. Peach crisp is another one I like the look of but I loathe peaches. ...a heuchera by any other name... COOOO I've just spotted the moon! Spooky!

  • Hosts fan I always think the rose Sexy Rexy should be grown with the rose Rambling ( rampant) Rector ????

  • Does anyone ever tell you you're crooked HF? I take it as a compliment. Princess Kate indeed. Why would ya????

  • I hate the name 'Sexy Rexy' too. I bought 'Natalie Nypels'insteadimage

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,876

    re P. Kate. I did say "if she's as pretty as her Mother in Law, I'll be quite happy"

  • There is that I suppose. Lookers both!

  • I've got heuchera's key lime pie and creme brulee and my favourite one obsidian

  • The KLP is gorgeous. It's nice against the darker purples.

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