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17/07/2014 at 09:47

Hi, I am new to the forum and I am trying to find out the name of a plant that I have.

The only way I can describe it is, it has flowers that open and close when the sun is out. Could they be osteuspermum?

17/07/2014 at 09:53
Sounds like gazanias to me - have a google and see if they match what you have
17/07/2014 at 09:57
Could be osteospurmum too, but there are a few flowers that match, what coluor is ut?
17/07/2014 at 10:22

It's likely to be African daisies.  Otherwise known as Osteospermum and because they're the most common.

They come as perennials and annuals.

 

But there's plenty of other flowers do that and without a photo or description it's hard to do anything other than take a guess.

 

 

17/07/2014 at 10:28

mesembryanthemum ?

17/07/2014 at 12:30

These plants are mixed colours, they are so very colourful.

Edd
17/07/2014 at 12:36

Are they daisy like? Can you get a photo?

Livingstone daisies perhaps?

17/07/2014 at 12:41
Pete thats what i was trying to think of, was driving me nuts!
17/07/2014 at 12:46

Not,osteospermums......mine, and I grow several varieties, stay open in,cloud or sun.

Without picture it is likely to be mesembryanthemum or gazania that do open in sunshine.

Ian, what colour?  Spreading habit or clump/rosette type?  Do the leaves have a scent?  Leaves rough?  

 

17/07/2014 at 12:52

It seems that I am setting you all a task. These flowers came from a packet of Miracle Gro flower magic, it lists some varieties but not all. They are daisy like.

17/07/2014 at 13:20

Bet they are livingstone daisies, fleshy stems and bold bright coloured daisies Ian?

17/07/2014 at 13:25

I will try and send a picture to see if the puzzle can be solved.

Edd
17/07/2014 at 13:27

Use the tree icon above about                                                                  ^^^here

17/07/2014 at 13:49

Edd is your profile pic of watering can water feature you have created? Really love it and intrigued how it works 

Edd
17/07/2014 at 13:53

Try this thread Beaus Mum.

It should explain things.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/id-for-this-one/420622.html

Regards

Edd.

17/07/2014 at 14:38

I am not able to upload any pics at the moment.

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