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07/06/2013 at 18:28

In February I started some Thompson and Morgan harebell seeds. I carefully nurtured them until they were ready to harden off and transplant. I was a little surprised when the biggest seedling sprouted a viola flower. Now the next biggest is as pictured below - it has campanula - like characteristics but the flower is not a harebell. I will admit that I didn't use sterile compost, but it doesn't look like a weed,or anything I've grown before! Any ideas?!

 

 

07/06/2013 at 18:32

Not a clue without the pic 

07/06/2013 at 18:36

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24995.jpg?width=205&height=350&mode=max

 sorry, the upload thingy vanished

07/06/2013 at 18:42

Mimulus? of some sort .... 

07/06/2013 at 18:43

it's a tiny pic on this netbook. I'll have a look on the grownup computer later on unless someone IDs it before then

07/06/2013 at 18:45

and maybe they have 

07/06/2013 at 18:46

I think its only a definite maybe .... 

07/06/2013 at 18:48

or even a posibly perhaps.....

07/06/2013 at 19:00

I've blown it up and the flower looks like a mimulus but I don't know the leaves well enough to say one way or the other.

07/06/2013 at 19:14

I seem to remember quite a smallish mimulus with similar leaves - I'm going to ask Mr Google 

07/06/2013 at 19:22

Not quite what I was thinking of, and not quite what we have here masquerading as a harebell, but what do you think?  I think we might have a second cousin here http://www.interseeds.co.uk/mimulus-bounty-red-25-seeds-10572-p.asp 

If you click on the picture you can zoom in.  Not sure about their description of it as being yellow tho' 

07/06/2013 at 19:26

And that gave me an idea, so I googled Thompson & Morgan and mimulus, and look what they stock http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-plants/perennial-and-biennial-plants/mimulus-x-hybridus-magic-rainbow/p4101TM 

07/06/2013 at 19:38

It does indeed look like a mimula, the leaves look a lot like the one on the interseeds site. I'd found the Thompson and Morgan ones - looks like they may have got their seeds mixed up. I will eagerly await the flowering of the others. Thanks!

11/07/2013 at 18:12

Update - it's a mutant - it now has harebell flowers out the top and the red ones on the bottom!

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27222.jpg?width=729&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

 

11/07/2013 at 19:16

I think you have two separate plants in there.

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