A budding question
April 15, 2014 1:47 PM   Subscribe

Oh gardeners and florists and other plant people of Mefi, can you help me figure out what this flower is?

The gentleman I'm seeing brought me a bouquet. Hooray! Despite familiarity with lots of annual and perennial flowers from my summers at a greenhouse, I don't know what this small pink flower is. Here are some pictures.

In case the photo is unclear: it's bright pink with white at the base, has a bell shape, is about the size of my pinky nail, and is on a very woody stalk (almost like rosemary in its woodiness) with sprays of thread-shaped leaves. The leaves look like coreopsis, but the flower does not, and the stem is thick enough to where it almost seems like a shrub.

Bonus question: can you tell me the rose variety? I'm pretty sure it's 'Freedom' but I'm not sure. Very upright, classic goblet-shaped bloom, a true red with no blue or purple undertones, widely spaced thorns on very long canes, obviously cut at the Mass Market stage.

Thank you garden-mystery-solvers of Mefi!
posted by WidgetAlley to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
The little pink flowers might be bell heather.
posted by dogrose at 2:02 PM on April 15, 2014

It looks like waxflower that is a little droopy and just starting to open up.
posted by drlith at 2:03 PM on April 15, 2014

Best answer: Boronia "Pink"!
posted by cecic at 2:03 PM on April 15, 2014

I retract my suggestion and support cecic's.
posted by drlith at 2:05 PM on April 15, 2014

Response by poster: Boronia "Pink" it is! Mefi, you are amazing. I'll leave the question open for a while to see if anyone else has input or comments about the rose variety, but I think I can consider the pink flower mystery solved. Thank you!
posted by WidgetAlley at 2:07 PM on April 15, 2014

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