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What plant is this?

alan544alan544 Posts: 36
I have a planted with Verbena and another plant in. I can't remember what the other plant is! Any ideas? The reason I ask is whether I've done anything wrong. It seemed to flower really well at the start of the summer but for the past month or so has flowered no more.


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,102
    One of the perennial salvias, maybe Mainacht or Caradonna
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 911

    First, look at the stalk and find the highest pair of leaves. On the leaves, two small buds should be emerging – those will turn into new flowers. Using tools that are as sharp as possible, trim the stalk immediately above the buds. Repeat this process for all the stalks bearing dead flowers.”
    Cambridgeshire, UK
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    Just deadhead in the conventional way @alan544. You've done nothing wrong.
    Nip the stem off down to where there's a leaf joint with green growth, although it doesn't have to be perfect. Taking the bulk of the stem off will encourage some nice fresh growth and hopefully some new flowers   :)
    Bear in mind that, although both those plants like sun and free draining soil, as they're in a pot, they will need watering in dry weather. Different from being in the ground, and even if it rains, it can be difficult for rainwater to get through the foliage/stems successfully   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • alan544alan544 Posts: 36
    Thanks for everybody's help with this. Very much appreciated. Will get to work with deadheading and hopefully see another bloom.
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