Gummy Snaps

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bthyme
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Gummy Snaps

I used to get a small plant from Carroll Gardens in Westminster, MD.  Alan called them "gummy snaps."  If I ever knew the botanical name, I have forgotten it.  They were a few inches high with small white flowers like snapdragons, but the leaves and stems were sticky.  They need very good drainage.  Does anybody know what these were?

RickR
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Welcome to the forum!

Is this it?

http://www.peacetreefarm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.plantDetail/pla...

Anthirrhinum glutinosum

 

 

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

bthyme
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It sure looks like it, thanks.  And thanks for the link to your page.  If I had spelled "gummi" correctly, I would have found you on my own.

Shenandoah Valley

RickR
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I remember ordering from Carroll Gardens decades ago. Are they still around?

 

How did you use the Gummi Snaps?

 

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

bthyme
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No, Carroll Gardens folded some years ago.  With their prime location right in Westminster I imagine that site has now been developed.  I don't live in the area any more, so I haven't been there lately.  I don't know if somebody else picked up the name and established the nursery elsewhere.  Alan Summers was sort of a curmudgeon with a passion for good plant  material.  He acquired a LOT of it, but the greenhouses and planting beds always looked like there was not enough help to maintain them.  I still treasure some of his catalogs.

Shenandoah Valley

bthyme
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(forgot to address your second question)  I had garden beds edged with the many rocks I had dug up.  Even so, I had trouble wintering them over, probably because of wetness.  I think they would have  fared much better in a trough.

Shenandoah Valley

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