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Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Posts: 365
Hi all - this is going great guns in a pot of Hakenochloa I bought; seedlings are unlikely mine as don't recognise them.  Any ideas?



  • cmarkrcmarkr Posts: 142
    They've got a petunia look about them but I say that with no certainty
  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 536
    Petunia crossed my mind when I saw them
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,251
    They are petunias,perhaps you should transplant them to an onion patch ! ( showing my age now ! ) .
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,936
    I get something similar looking in my garden - sadly not a petunia
    It may be Scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)

    Billericay - Essex

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  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,717
    It looks like mouse ear chickweed to me Cerastium fontanum
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,863
    Think I would agree with Pete,  Scarlet Pimpernel. 
    Difficult when you don’t know the size,  could be a 4” pot or could be 15” pot. 
    If so, it will get little orange flowers soon, then you’ll know for sure.

    If you haven’t sown Petunia seeds, then it won’t be those,  birds don’t usually drop much that’s useful. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,499
    Scarlet pimpernel are shiny and not hairy.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,040
    Has it been outside a while, not sure Petunias would be growing so well if you have had some cold over night temperatures.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,936
    I do also have the mouse ear chickweed that @Skandi mentions in the garden too - so agree it could be that
    I have so many varieties of weeds but only know the names of a handful

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Posts: 365
    Thanks all - I've potted them up and will report back when we get a few more features.  Couple of points / answers if it helps:
    1. The above mass of leaves are only 5 plants - each seems to have a couple of "branches".
    2. They arrived on Hakonechloas bought online, so were presumably seeds blown onto / fallen on the pots.  Only one of the 3 HKs had these on weirdly
    3. They've been sat outside ever since I bought them in Feb
    4. The pot's 2l (17cm/6in width)
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