Since we don't know where you and your old mum were on the planet when you
grew these "war plants" and that it is probably a name that she made up
herself, you may want to browse through pictures in garden books at the
library until you see pictures of it and get back to us when you know what
its proper scientific name is. Common names are usually completely useless.
Don't need some sophisticated name, just its proper name, Barry.
To which war do you allude? There have been so many over the years!!! I'm
sure the plant was around long before any of them.
Barry <xbarry at skynet.be> wrote in message
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> Look sorry but I am a little lad of 59 and my old mum used to call these
> plants we had in the garden all winter War Plants and that is all I know
> about them. In fact they are probably called something far more
> sophisticated than War Plants but that is all I can tell Sorry. Oh ! They
> were small and of many colours and that really is it :-( That is all I can
> tell Oh boy, I know, Don't say it LOL Just had a thought '' I wonder if
> name of them did in fact have anything to do with the war
>> "Cereoid+10" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
> news:6rDh9.948$cv2.47386851 at newssvr15.news.prodigy.com...> > What are War plants?
> > Barry <xbarry at skynet.be> wrote in message
> > news:3d86f992$0$186$ba620e4c at news.skynet.be...> > > OK I will try it this way, <smile> Can anyone give advice on what
> > a
> > > good plant for hanging baskets in the winter as here in Belgium they
> > not
> > > seem to have heard of War plants which are the only plants I know of
> > I
> > > think will last and survive all winter weather. Thanks
> > >