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08/09/2013 at 14:13

I've been buying plants from the bargain corner again and need help with identifying them please. They are all in a hanging basket and I'm going to take them all out and pot them up individually

Pic 1 is in the centre of the basket, stands around 50cm tall and I've absolutely no idea at all what it is

 

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 Pic 2 could the long leaved stripey one be a spider plant? The plant to the left has lovely heart shaped leaves???? 

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Pic 3 at first I thought the variagated plant was a weigela but there is one or two few flowers which look suspiciously to me as fuschia flowers???? I was wondering if the almost black plant at the front is a sambucus????

 

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 Any help with ID would be gratefully appreciated Thank you.

08/09/2013 at 14:34

Pic 2 is a spider plant, pic 3 looks like Fuchsia Tom West

08/09/2013 at 15:24

The heart shaped leaved and black leaved plants are Ipomea batatas - sweet potatoes. You'll probably find tubers when you take the basket apart.

I think the tall one is pennisetum glaucum "Purple Majesty" - a type of millet.

 

 

09/09/2013 at 13:28

Thank you Paula & toonia for your replies. Are all the plants, except the spider plant, OK to be kept outside once I've potted them all on???

09/09/2013 at 13:46

The pennisetum is a half hardy annual. Ipomea is not hardy but I don't know if it's annual or perennial,

09/09/2013 at 15:17

The lime green one on the left in picture 2 looks like pothos to me, that and the spider plant will need to come in for winter as they are usually house plants.

09/09/2013 at 16:19

Yes variegated plant is Fuchsia...Tom West I believe and is hardy.

10/09/2013 at 21:12

Thank you all again for the replies. I've repotted the plants & will just see what happens. I've even tried to be a bit clever and taken cuttings from the fuchsia...well nothing ventured and all that 

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