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21/05/2014 at 12:13

I think these are self seeded buddleias. Mature bud leaf laying between them. Pic not too good but same stems, just unsure about leaf.

Next one, an alpine I've had a few years but the name escapes me.

thanks so much.




21/05/2014 at 13:05

I don't think 1. is buddleia, I think it's one of the willowherbs. I really must learn which is which. I have lots but can only name 2

2 might be one of the sisyrinchiums

21/05/2014 at 13:08
Thanks nut, was a bit worried about the Budd, took loads of seedlings out last year but kept thinking this hasn't happened before, these are what were missed. I'll leave them and wait to see, where they are isn't getting any attention til next year. Will look up 2nd suggestion (too lazy to spell it!).
21/05/2014 at 13:40

Agree with Nut.  

1. Not a buddleia  - those are willow herbs - don't leave them unless you want them everywhere - they'll flower and seed this year. 

2. a Sisyrinchium.  

21/05/2014 at 14:17

1 Not buddleja

2 Sisyrinchium striatum called blue flowered grass but not a grass obviously as it flowers.

21/05/2014 at 15:39

I don't think that's striatum, that's the rather larger pale yellow one with wider greyish leaves

21/05/2014 at 15:46

You're right of course, Nut. Striatum is a lot bigger with yellow flowers.  I've had this little blue one, but I seem to have a mental block on the name.

21/05/2014 at 15:56

S, angustifolium?

21/05/2014 at 17:26

..looks like one I used to grow... Sisyrinchium idahoense 'Rocky Point'... if so, the flowers don't open until past midday...

22/05/2014 at 13:44

Thanks everyone, it is indeed sisyrinchium 'E.K.Balls', just found the label amid some lost seed packets. Bit disappointed I've not got some buddleia plants to pass on though.

22/05/2014 at 13:54

Oooo, I've got that  Just coming into flower now!

22/05/2014 at 14:04

It's lovely Panda, stays in a neat round form and easy to split.

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