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23/06/2014 at 21:28

I can't remember if I've grown this from seed or bought it.....no idea what it is but looks like it's just about to flower

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50423.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

These pretty flowers are in my thank you bouquet from my sister and brother in law, can anyone tell me what they are and can I buy/grow them easily?  They maybe look like a type of Rose but very small and delicate and I love the yellow middles.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50425.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

23/06/2014 at 21:32

Might the top one be penstemons? Hard to tell how tall they are. 

23/06/2014 at 21:34
Japenese roses on the second pic, cant remember the proper name, think it begins with E
23/06/2014 at 21:36

Is this better? Are Penstemons a perennial?  Off for a google.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50426.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

23/06/2014 at 21:39

They do look like Penstemons, no idea what colour though but no doubt will find out very soon. I think it was one of my rescue plants when I was filling the border. Thanks Panda.

Not sure about the Japanese Rose, they aren't open very much yet and all the pics I can find are open and no leaves to tell on the flowers either.

 

23/06/2014 at 21:47

not anything like my penstemons which are rather shrubby - could they be cornflowers?

I think the bouquet flowers are lisianthus - often used by florists and usually white or purple

23/06/2014 at 21:54

Do those leaves smell of anything OL?

23/06/2014 at 21:56
Thats it lisianthus, dunno where i got E from! Stunning flowers, come in lots of colours, not sure if they are hard to grow, might be a GH jobby
23/06/2014 at 22:40

Will google the rose type one, lisianthus and will smell the leaves on the other one in the morning 

Thank you.

23/06/2014 at 22:43

Bekkie, I've googled Lisianthus and it's come up with Eustoma too which is it's other name, so you were right too 

Just looking if I can but the plant 

 

23/06/2014 at 23:02

Half hardy annual in this country, too late to grow for this year but will get some for next year, or I could grow it as a houseplant  

23/06/2014 at 23:47
One of my faves, even if ive got a mind like a sieve! Grow one, id love to know if they do ok, im not much of a houseplant person
24/06/2014 at 08:09

There are some seeds on offer, 20 for £1.99 so nothing to lose really.  I wonder if they would overwinter indoors?

24/06/2014 at 13:09

Nutcutlet, the plant doesn't smell of anything at all, not even that outdoor plant type smell that they sometimes have (do you know what I mean??)

24/06/2014 at 13:15

I've checked my border plants thread but it's not on there, so I think it something I've grown that I thought hadn't worked so 'chucked' it on the garden with some compost!!! There is a French bean plant near it too that I have done that with, it was tiny and had died and suddenly there it is! This must have grown quite a lot in the last week or so because I don't recall seeing it when I was weeding, or the French bean 

25/06/2014 at 08:26

Any ideas anyone? The three lots of seeds sown that I binned were Rudbeckia, Verbena and Delphinium and it's none of them so I'm completely puzzled!!

25/06/2014 at 08:29
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Do those leaves smell of anything OL?

I know exactly what you're thinking Nut - I'm thinking the same 

OL, pick a small sprig and rub it hard between your fingers and then smell it .........

25/06/2014 at 08:30
Could it be a Veronica?
25/06/2014 at 08:40

Just done that Dove and Nut and no smell really, nothing distinctive anyway, just a mushed up leaf smell 

I've looked at Veronica and the leaves do look similar but I don't remember planting/sowing it....in fact I don't remember planting anything there!!!

25/06/2014 at 08:42
Maybe it has arrived courtesy of a passing bird?
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