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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?!
Not a clue without the pic
sorry, the upload thingy vanished
Mimulus? of some sort ....
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
and maybe they have
I think its only a definite maybe ....
or even a posibly perhaps.....
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.
I seem to remember quite a smallish mimulus with similar leaves - I'm going to ask Mr Google
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'
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
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!
Update - it's a mutant - it now has harebell flowers out the top and the red ones on the bottom!
I think you have two separate plants in there.