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13/09/2013 at 14:00

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30984.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

This is another lovely flower from the Miracle-Gro woldflower mix I grew this summer that I cannot seem to identify. It's dark pink with a white/pale pink edge and grows in clumps. There were no other colours, just this dark pink. It didn't have much of a scent. The leaves are quite slender. Any help with identifying this flower would be much appreciated.

 

13/09/2013 at 14:08

not a rhodo, you wouldn't get that to flower in a season. It will be an annual.

 

13/09/2013 at 14:11

Thanks nutcutlet, dunno what else it could be. Been on google images for ages and can't find anything that looks remotely like it...

13/09/2013 at 14:26

Hello panda762.  It looks like godetia which is an annual. 

13/09/2013 at 14:35

But not a wild flower.

13/09/2013 at 14:37

Yes!!!! Well done butterflybrain (although I'm bemused as to why Miracle-Gro added it to their 'wildflower' mix). Thank you

13/09/2013 at 14:39

I would suggest Godetia too. I grew them last year.

These are the plants I had

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30987.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 

13/09/2013 at 14:41

Mattbeer87, lovely photo - yes, that's them

13/09/2013 at 14:46

I think that maybe they are included in the seed mix because like cosmos they are good bee plants. 

13/09/2013 at 14:54

butterflybrain I think you're probably right They do seem to have attracted lots of bees over the summer.

13/09/2013 at 15:58

They're  wild somewhere in the world.

I remember those now from my childhood, thought it looked familiar

13/09/2013 at 18:17

I accidentaly (don't ask! sowed these in between paving slabs some years ago, to my surprise when they came up & flowered, it worked well and they looked great - but sadly didn't seed themselves afterwards as I was hoping.  

13/09/2013 at 18:30

Bookertoo, lol.

Maybe you should accidently spill some next spring?

13/09/2013 at 19:59

The local garden centre had a patch of these growing to demonstrate . I thought it looked like a lot of cheap annuals, godetia, calendula at the time were prominent.

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