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    Default Can anyone identify this shrub?

    I bought a house, and have two of these little shrubs. I'm in zone 7. I thought they were dead because they were just dry brown sticks but then realized it was growing up green again from the soil line. I pulled out all the dead stuff, and here it is.

    It's got little buds now, and I can tell it's going to be a red flower.

    It's really bugging me & I want to know what it is.


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    It kind of looks like the Columbines I have planted in my yard.

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    I googled some pictures, and you may be right! I don't see any pictures where the leaves are exactly the same, but they're pretty close. I guess it'll be clearer when the buds fully bloom.

    Thanks!
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    Chrysanthemum.

    They are not a shrub, but a perennial flower. Should bloom twice a year, in spring and fall. Will die back between bloom times and then re-sprout like magic.

    Great flower if they do well in your area.

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    yep! I hope you get a variety of colors. Lucky you they survived, they will be beautiful!!!
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    Hey! I googled and the leaves do match up perfectly! Ok then, thank you very much. I'm excited.
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    It's blooming now. I thought the blooms were going to be red, but they're yellow.

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    Your ground is purple.

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    Yeah it looks that way for some reason. It's that stupid red mulch. Most of the red has faded away, thank goodness but I don't know why it looks purple there.
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    I thought you might have 'shopped it to match your sig.

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    Nope. Just a fabulous coincidence.
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    i love all kinds of mums! they have such beautiful flowers!
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    Your flowers are beautiful! I'm so glad it's finally spring and the flowers are in bloom. I can't walk by a bunch of flowers without sniffing them.
    I hope you enjoy them and that they thrive!
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