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Is this Verbena??

NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134
Ok so I’m like a broken Record at the moment with my” what is it” posts...

I planted some Verbena seeds, first lot nothing happened so I planted more.

These 4 grew and I have thinned them out into a different container.   There we’re no other ‘weeds’ growing in the other containers (which I used exactly the same soil) and I’ve been had these grow.. but not exactly in the line I planted the verbena seeds.. 

Has anyone planted Verbena from seed to tell me if they look like it or not? 

They are one of my favourites and have been excited to have some in the garden.  But don’t want to plant weeds haha 
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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    You don't need to worry, those are indeed verbena seedlings. :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134
    Ooh brilliant! Thank you
  • Going to resurrect this thread with the same query. Sowed some verbena seeds, the seedlings looked normal (I’ve grown verbena before) but we were going away for a few weeks so I planted the seedlings out in the veg beds in April so they wouldn’t dry out when we were away. They now look like this - flat rosettes of very large leaves - is this normal? Leaves are about 8cm x 5 cm at the biggest
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027
    Not verbena.
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,201
    Definitely not verbena. A mustard or something.
    If you planted verbena seedlings outside in April, they're unlikely to have survived. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • bullfinchbullfinch SurreyPosts: 567
    It looks a bit like the verbascum  I'm trying to grow.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,201
    Good shout @bullfinch. Lots of plants have that 'look' at that stage  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,876
    I just had a look at my verbascum - it does look very similar

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  • bullfinchbullfinch SurreyPosts: 567
    😂 mine might not be verbascum either then!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,201
    bullfinch said:
    😂 mine might not be verbascum either then!
     :D 

    @Pete.8's saying the same, so you're probably fine. I don't grow them so I always forget what they look like  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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