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Please can anyone help me to identify these plants. I brought some seeds home from Gran Canaria & have grown these (already flowering & about 12” tall, all in varying punk/purple shades) HOWEVER they are not the same as any of the seed packets & I have no clue what they are! Thanks - Alex 👍

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  • They are pink - not punk! 🤣
    Thanks
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Could be Malva sylvestris zebrina. 
    I'm growing them for the first time this year but mine haven't flowered yet. 
    I got my seeds in wilko 😆.
  • Plot75Plot75 Posts: 69
    It's Tree-Mallow -Malva Arborea
    Mix 2tbsp of white,granulated sugar with 1tbsp of water and place on a spoon for a Bee to reach. Sometimes they're too exhausted to reach back to the hives when it's hot and dry. 
  • Thank you for your help! 👍😀
  • Plot75Plot75 Posts: 69
    It's Tree-Mallow -Malva Arborea
    Or even High Mallow which is an annual in North Africa and being from the canaries, seems more likely. It's a spreading herb.
    Mix 2tbsp of white,granulated sugar with 1tbsp of water and place on a spoon for a Bee to reach. Sometimes they're too exhausted to reach back to the hives when it's hot and dry. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,011
    In my garden it's a weed.   Grows all over the place in the grass, in the ex donkey paddock and in beds.........
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DaveGreigDaveGreig Posts: 182
    Malva sylvestris. If it likes your ground and climate it’ll self seed pretty freely. It’s a nice weed to have though and fairly easy to lift if in the wrong place.

  • Thanks everyone! 👍😀 💐 
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