Plant ID

Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,410
A few plants and flowers, can you help me to identify any of them please? Is the first some type of Salvia?The mauve flowering plant is in our wild flower patch, not sure what it is called thoughI have never seen anything like this low growing plant before.Are these deep coloured flowers cornflower?


  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 659
    1. Salvia Hot Lips
    2. Hesperis matronalis 
    3. I don’t know
    4. Cornflower, yes

  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 659
    The cornflower might be Black Ball, I’ve grown it from seed one year with a similarly coloured  scabious.
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,410
    Thank you pitter-patter, very knowledgeable.  I have never heard of Hesperis matronalis, is it a rare plant?  I thought Cornflower only came in Cornflower blue colour, how many different colours are there?
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 659
    The common name is sweet rocket. It’s not a rare plant, but wonderful nevertheless. Cornflowers come in many colours: reds, blues, pinks, purple, white.  
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,410
    edited 1 June
    The pale blue cornflower is the most common one around here, so I have learned something new today, brilliant!
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,058
    I think 3 is Celery-leafed Buttercup. Ranunculus sceleratus, Grows anywhere, some is floating and flowering in my pond, some on a dry bank
  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 7,641
    The Hesperis is worth hanging on to GD - wonderful scent
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