I'm a fanciful creature so often the first thing to attract me to a plant is its name. Here are a few of my favourites.
Flashy Trout's Back Lettuce My all time favourite
|Flashy Trout's Back|
Ardwyna Tomato Sounds like a temptress from Camelot
Costuloto Genovese Tomato I say this with a pronounced Italian accent
Teton de Venus Tomato I will let you translate (my husband is partial to this one)
|Teton de Venus|
Duke of Albany Pea Indulging my delusions of grandeur
Gravedigger Pea A wonderful producer so don't be put off by the name. The first farmer to cultivate it got the seeds from the local gravedigger.
Purple Peacock Bush bean with purple stems and leaves
Many dry beans have intriguing names including Amish Gnuttle, Wink's Jacob's Cattle and Ireland Creek Annie.
For a flower I can't resist "Kiss me over the garden gate".
|Kiss me over the garden gate|
What are some of your favourite names?