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Is this what the pot says?

I bought a couple of these last week for my window boxes, but when I look on google using the names on the pot completely different plants show up!

Specifically interested in how large they will grow and if they will have any flowers or just pretty foliage.
Marne la vallée, basically just outside Paris 🇫🇷, but definitely Scottish at heart.

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  • LynLyn Posts: 21,928
    Don’t think so Jacqui,  isn’t it Edelweiss? That looks like a hanging basket  plant bought for its greenery. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,912
    I think that Gnaphalium  is a bit like a helichrysum with daisy-type flowers ... used in hanging baskets etc.  Common name 'Cud weed'.  


    This may give us some clues  https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/g/gnapha21.html


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Dove that’s what I came up with too, does not look similar at all. Lyn I’ll o look up edelweiss and see what I get. Either way it is destined for window boxes as greenery, I’m just trying to be better informed generally as to what it’s likes, dislikes and habits are. Don’t want it dying because I do something stupid😱
    Marne la vallée, basically just outside Paris 🇫🇷, but definitely Scottish at heart.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,860
    edited April 2021
    That's what I know as Helichrysum petiolare  ("limelight" is a similar cultivar that's widely available in the UK). Wikipedia thinks Gnaphalium petiolatum is a synonym https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helichrysum_petiolare. Edelweiss is Leontopodium nivale but the RHS says Gnaphalium leontopodium is a synonym. Both are part of the aster family which has had a lot of renaming going on in recent years so I don't know what's current.
    My french isn't up to much but I think the small print on the label says it's for hanging baskets, even though it doesn't give the second part of the Latin name. Perhaps that's what it's commonly known as in France.
    Edit: to answer your original questions, I've never noticed flowers on them so if it has them I think they're insignificant, and they can grow pretty long trailing shoots and fill out a small-ish basket over the course of a summer. It's not hardy (here anyway) but you can take cuttings to overwinter if you want it again next summer.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,912
    That’s the one I was racking my poor little brain for @JennyJ 👍 
    Ive seen it at the GC in the hanging basket section. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Thanks. Yes the French text does indeed indicate for hanging displays. I’m probably going to see if a few cuttings will strike as one of the plants is already quite big and I thought it was worth a try to see if I could get a few “freebies “ in time for this summer as I assume it has a fairly quick growth rate.
    Marne la vallée, basically just outside Paris 🇫🇷, but definitely Scottish at heart.
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