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27/06/2013 at 04:47

Could you please help me identify this plant. Thanks.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26321.jpg?width=400&height=300&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26322.jpg?width=352&height=350&mode=max

 It does have little pink flowers on it at the end of summer (if that helps).

KEF
27/06/2013 at 07:12

Bump. Pagey just moving you above the spam.

27/06/2013 at 07:14

On first glance I thought it was a geranium, however I do think its a nepeta ( ground ivy)

http://www.plantsplus.co.uk/plants-c31/hanging-basket-bedding-patio-plants-c45/nepeta-variegated-ground-ivy-plant-p529

27/06/2013 at 09:11

Bump

 

27/06/2013 at 10:36

Really does look like a variegated ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea variegata). Does it have an unpleasant smell to the leaves, if so, then it definitely is.

27/06/2013 at 11:48

I think it is nepeta as well, it is pretty in hanging baskets etc.  Sold as an annual in my local nursery but it overwinters perfectly well here in my tubs etc.  I think it is a lovely little plant.

27/06/2013 at 11:52

Thank you everyone. Glechoma hederacea variegata - Nepeta seems to be it. Typical, in some places it's considered to be a weed. We just use it in hanging baskets (instead of normal ivy). I didn't know that is was poisonous for horses.

27/06/2013 at 12:42

Just to be a bit pedantic, it is not a Nepeta. That is Catmint, this is ground ivy. Same genus though.

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