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Can anyone help me identify 3 strangers in my garden:

1. the pink and white flower / green with white spots leaf is off a small tree

2. the white flower is about 8' tall and appeared in my wildlife bed #

3. the blue flower is about 12 - 18" high, also appeared in my wildlife bed #

#I broadcast a packet of mixed meadow seed but lost the packet :|


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    I think the 1st one may be a 'sport' from a variegated tree, if the rest of the leaves are also green & white.  Shoots with no chlorophyll some times appear like that and should be removed.  It could also be the result of a virus.  2nd is brassica family - I have same appear below bird feeders.  Agree with SS for #3.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I think photo one looks like Salix Integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    Is no. 2 hesperis?
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited May 2019
    Could be Mary370 - need to see leaves for further ID.  @MarianneChristine , it's always best to post photos of plants in-situ, if possible.  Growing habit and leaf shape are just as much help to ID as a flower. :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,128
    Borderline said:
    I think photo one looks like Salix Integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’
    I was thinking maybe Salix integra "Flamingo".  Definitely new foliage rather than flowers though.

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  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    I agree with the Salix thinking for the first one. If the second one has a lovely scent then it is Hesperis matronalis - Sweet Rocket. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Wow - you are all amazing and so quick! I've looked up the images for all your suggestions and am sure you are right. True, BobThe Gardener, I must get another camera - I am using a webcam so had to bring the cuttings indoors! Again, thanks so much to SilverSurfer, BobThe Gardener, JennieJ, Borderline, Mary370 and Hogweed.
  • rosaprimularosaprimula Posts: 17
    Another vote for hesperis matronalis for no.2
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