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I bought this plant yesterday in a supermarket only to find it had no name on the label. I thought it was a Diascia but the leaves are wrong. I can't find it anywhere, can anyone help?

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,592
    looks like verbena to me
    Devon.
  • Well, well. So it is! Thank you very much indeed...
  • ... and as I live in a fairly frost free area (central Southern France) I can protect it in winter, propagate from it and keep it for a while. I think that was 1 euro well spent!!
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    I take seeds from mine for next year, not sure about overwintering or cuttings. Sorry, probably no help to you. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 513
    They seem to be completely hardy in southern Spain.

  • Thanks all you lovely people, great help. I've now honed down to Verbena "peaches and cream". According to RHS they can withstand about -5C, other sites say to cut them back in mild frost areas and protect them. THey typically have a 5 year life.
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