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30/04/2014 at 13:53


Can anyone identify the following please


Thank you


30/04/2014 at 14:07

The last one's what it says on the label - Dorinicum (Leopard's Bane).

No. 3 is a saxifrage 

Not sure about the others - it'll be easier when the flowers come out. 

30/04/2014 at 15:02


The second one might be Armeria,  a native seaside plant [Thrift/Sea Pink], need to see it in flower to confirm that.

30/04/2014 at 15:12

Both the first and the second photos are of Thrift.

30/04/2014 at 16:11

I thought the first one might be garlic, looking at the leaves, or its an allium.

Second one is Thrift

Third is a saxifrage

Fourth is Doronicum (Leopards Bane)

02/05/2014 at 12:21

Could the top one not be dianthus?

02/05/2014 at 12:46

Top one looks like an allium to me. Dianthus is more solid and spiky in it's foliage Kay - especially the new growth.

This is one of mine from last year - big pot in middle of pic with pink flowers:


02/05/2014 at 12:47

The first one looks very much like the Armeria giradii 'joystick' (dwarf sea thrift) that I bought last week.

02/05/2014 at 13:34

I agree with Gardenmaiden, but I think the first one is an allium. I have a white one like that.

02/05/2014 at 13:47

I'd go with allium,  armeria, saxifrage, doronicum

02/05/2014 at 14:09

Right, i'll post another picture of the top two when they've flowered haha!!

02/05/2014 at 14:36

Hi Kay - this is a pic of the plant I bought - what do you reckon?  It looks very similar to the first one.  It's got white pom pom like flowers.

I feel naughty disagreeing with those voting for alliums as I wouldn't normally have a clue but it looks so similar I'm going to stick my neck out on this one

 Right, I'm posting this then running for cover..... 

02/05/2014 at 14:53
Potters wrote (see

 Right, I'm posting this then running for cover..... 


 That's funny Potters! I love Armeria- one of my favourite plants. 

02/05/2014 at 22:21

How funny, I looked up armeria girardii as I only know maritime and found this clear photo which shows very different leaves  I only looked up Joystick and only found red ones. There isn't a lot about them on Google.

02/05/2014 at 22:55

My first thought on 1. was armeria but then I looked at the leaves and thought bulb.

I think you're right Potters

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