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Plant ID please?

gavpregavpre Posts: 33
edited May 2018 in Plants
I have these 2 plants in my border and I have no idea what they are. I grew them from seed from a mixed perennial seed pack last year.

Pictures 1 and 3 are same plant.



  • FritillaryFritillary Posts: 497
    This is just a wild guess, the first one could be charlock and the second one evening primrose.All will be revealed when they flower. Sorry to be not much help. :)
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 569
    Don't think the second one is Evening Primrose; I was thinking Penstemon
  • gavpregavpre Posts: 33
    edited June 2018

    Any ideas now??
    Photo 1 + 2 has just started to flower and I rather like it.
    Photo 3 I'm sure is starting to look like a weed 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,307
    The flower is evening primrose.
    I've seen the other one before - but can't remember what it is...
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • gavpregavpre Posts: 33
    edited June 2018
    Thank you, would you keep it or get rid of it. I think the flowers are rather pretty but have read online that it can freely seeds everywhere. 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,307
    Your choice :)
    I have toadflax and feverfew (often considered weeds) here and there in my garden - especially the front.
    Neighbours are so impressed with the purple toadflax they're asking for seeds! and I've now grown the pink cultivar Canon Went.
    If you like them, leave them. Just pull up those that appear where you don't want them, or remove the flower heads before the seed sets.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 569
    Don't think the flower is Evening Primrose;leaves aren't right. Could it be a Campanula.
    Is the bottom one Viper's Bugloss?
  • MobowMobow Posts: 92
    I think I recognise No3 as it came up in a packet of perennials seeds I sowed a few years ago. It's probably a Verbascum of some sort. 
  • gavpregavpre Posts: 33
    Either way I like the foliage and flower so hopefully going to be a keeper. 
    Will post a picture again of the other one when I flowers so hopefully easier to identify 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,931
    edited June 2018
    The pale yellow flower is certainly an Oenothera -  Evening Primrose ... possibly this cultivated version or similar rather than the species .

    The second one reminds me of a Chelone, but it's not a plant I know well and I think their flowers are all at the top rather than up the stem ..... 

    Hmm ... does anyone else think it looks a bit like Acanthus mollis?  Some of the leaves on the earlier pic look right ... 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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