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09/07/2014 at 11:07


Hi all, I was given this plant ad have no idea what it is. Does anyone else know? The leaves look a bit like Strawberry and the flowers are about 3-4cm in diameter. It is just finishing flowering but only flowers for a couple of weeks. It doesn't fruit but has tall leggy stems which need supporting. Here's a pic. Thanks loads, Mel


09/07/2014 at 11:17

Could it be potentilla? I can't make out the leaves too well on the pic so wouldn't like to say for sure...

09/07/2014 at 11:19

The leaves would help. so many flowers look much the same in isolation

09/07/2014 at 11:29


Aha! Thanks, Victoria Sponge! Having done a bit of googling, it looks to be a Potentilla 'William Rollison'. Super.

09/07/2014 at 12:01

Ooh- I've just bought that! Really should have recognised it then

09/07/2014 at 12:07

 Ha ha ha!

09/07/2014 at 16:00

Could it be geum Mrs Bradshaw?

09/07/2014 at 16:39

Don't think it's a geum mrs bradshaw. Mine has been flowering for a couple of months and still got more coming.

09/07/2014 at 16:41


Don't think so Gardenmaiden, the leaves don't look quite right.

Did wonder myself whether it was a Geum though.

The potentilla pics really fit.

09/07/2014 at 16:45

geum ‘Blazing Sunset’?

09/07/2014 at 17:02

it looks just like my geum but I dont know the name.

09/07/2014 at 17:07


Like I say, the leaves don't match the geum.

01/08/2014 at 00:46

Unless the leaves we see are a different plant completely?

01/08/2014 at 10:36

It is the potentilla I have it in the garden.

01/08/2014 at 21:56

Hmm, just googled-

geum, mrs b, double petals, pointy edged leaves

potentilla, five seperate petals, rounded leaves.


its exactly like the googled geum

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