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22/04/2012 at 13:56

Hi

Please help this novice gardener! I recently bought three plants from a local shop. None of the plants had any indentification, and the shop staff had no idea what they were. I have tried to find out online, and drawn a complete blank. I have posted photographs of each plant with some information about them on Photobucket:

http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/gatheringdarkness1/Unknown%20Plants/

If anyone could let me know what they are, I would be so grateful!

22/04/2012 at 13:59

http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/gatheringdarkness1/Unknown%20Plants/

Hi Bonnie, the first one's a hellebore, the second looks like it's posssibly a scabious, the third looks very familiar but haven't a clue what it is - it reminds me of a peace lily, most often grown as a houseplant but I'm sure I'm wrong.

Hope you don't mind me updating link for you.

22/04/2012 at 13:59

3 looks like crocosmia-I claim my prize

22/04/2012 at 14:04

Hmmm, I fear I can't agree TDC, the stem doesn't look like crocosmia to me.

22/04/2012 at 14:10

Changed my mind re scabious, but looks so familiar!

22/04/2012 at 14:14

3 was grown from a bulb -leaves looked like a crocosmia now full of self -doubt

22/04/2012 at 14:25

Hi Bonnie2

The 3rd looks a lot like some sort of palm plant. Reminds me of of indoor Parlour Palm

22/04/2012 at 14:42

 Hello Bonnie -No 1 looks like a helebore

No 2  an Aralia

No3 does look a bit like Crocosmia or  could be Freesias3

Pam x

22/04/2012 at 14:44

Thanks for updating my link figrat!  

I had a feeling that the first one was a Hellebore. I have another two, but it didn't look anything like them, so I wanted to be sure. I should say that the possible Crocosmia is the result of 3 bulbs planted together. I have no idea how they would look seperately. 

22/04/2012 at 14:53

I have doubts about no.1 being a Helebore now - something is not quite right

Pam x

22/04/2012 at 14:56

This is the Aralia I was thinking about

http://home.howstuffworks.com/false-aralia.htm

pam x 

22/04/2012 at 15:16

Pam, thank you SO, SO MUCH! Plant 2 duly identified

 I'm a bit concerned that the False Aralia is a "small tree that can grow to six feet in height" and that it is supposed to be houseplant, but I planted it in the garden. It seems happy and has new leaves, but I guess I will have to bring it in for the winter. 

22/04/2012 at 15:33

Bonnie-how tall are the leaves on 3?-the picture is deceiving

22/04/2012 at 15:35

Bonnie - it would take a long time to get to the size of a tree! I have only known it as a houseplant but I plant things in the garden - that perhaps I shouldn't- for the summer and then take them in for the winter Keep an eye on it and see how it goes

Pam x

22/04/2012 at 17:25

No. 3 looks like a bit like a houseplant I had which died on me through neglect..  I never knew the name but it was a familiar popular one.  The flower is on a tall stem and is white - like a giant Cuckoo Pint thing but exotic.   The leaves look very similar.

22/04/2012 at 17:29
yarrow2 wrote (see)

No. 3 looks like a bit like a houseplant I had which died on me through neglect..  I never knew the name but it was a familiar popular one.  The flower is on a tall stem and is white - like a giant Cuckoo Pint thing but exotic.   The leaves look very similar.

Peace lily? I thought it looked like that.

22/04/2012 at 17:39

Yes figrat - that's the one I was thinking of..  Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum wallisii.  The one I had - didn't realise it was a house plant supposed to grow in around 60-85 degrees or something.  I left it outside!!!!  Oops!  I thought the photo of No 3 looked like a younger plant.

22/04/2012 at 17:59

Hi Sotongeoff

Plant 3 is about 10 cms high and the leaves are about 12cms from top of stem to tip of leaf. Incidentally, although the owner of the shop didn't know what the plants were, he assured me they were all outside plants. Apparently he may have been incorrect...

22/04/2012 at 18:07

I think Hollie - Hock may be right saying no.3 is a palm - maybe Kentia

Pam x

22/04/2012 at 18:08

I have a feeling all 3 plants are houseplants Bonnie

Pam x

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