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kathie51dkathie51d Posts: 100
planted star like plant early spring it has survived all weathers thrown at it even this prolonged drought. Will definitely want to plant again next year but.... I have lost the label and cannot find in local GC now Please I.D 


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,404
    Laurentia /Isotoma axillaris :)
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    Think they are Isotoma Axillaris.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,243
    They're lovely plants and keep going well into autumn.
    I find if the winter is mild they often pop up in the pots again in the spring, so you could keep that one going with a bit of luck - the same goes for the bacopa in front of it.

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  • JemulaJemula Posts: 173
    Love it - I find it has a scent reminiscent of primroses and always have one in a pot on the outside table in summer. I didn't know it can overwinter if it's mild - good to know.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,098
    edited August 2018
    Lovely combination of plants and that Isotoma is not something I've seen here or in Belgium.  Might have to try and get some seeds.

    The RHS says hardy down to -5C but you can collect seed or take cuttings as insurance -

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  • kathie51dkathie51d Posts: 100
    edited August 2018
    Thank you all, Borderline I will save this page for future ref. Yes Jamula it has a sweet smell. Good info Pete, I will take care of it in hope it survives if not I will definitely plant several tubs next year, my daughter put me on to Bacopa normally white but found pretty lilac one at GC. Obelixx hope you get some seeds I will see how they seed and try to collect. Our weather continues to play havoc with the garden still no rain and non on the horizon. Oh well back to the watering cans!
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,844
    This plant seems to be getting popular at least where I live (West of France). You can see it everywhere in planters in the street. Here's a pic of mine. I've checked and the seeds are really tiny.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    It is very pretty
  • I love it and grew it from saved seed last year but it never got as big as the plants I bought 
    from the gArden centre- when I  asked how they got there's so mature early in the season they said they use special light lamps.   I couldn't buy any this year - everywhere sold out  :'(
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,404
    I've successfully grown it from seed, it's one of those you have to start early to give it time to develop, like Lobelia. It comes in a mauvy pink shade too, if a different colour effect is needed.
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