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 My wife planted seeds and bulbs in the flower bed earlier this year and I have three of the beautiful flowers, but I haven't got a clue what they are

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,525

    Looks like one of the mallows to me image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    It does look like something in that family. Can we havea look at the leaves and the whole plant terry (please)image

  • Looks like the annual lavertera to me, yes the mallow family.

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     I have 3 of these plants in my flower bed and they are between 2-3 ft high.. my wife is sure that these have come from bulbs she planted.

  • Wooh!  The lavetara usually grows much taller that 2-3ft!  I would say more like 6-8ft tall.  It's the cultivated version of the mallow weed.  Very nice in the right place!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    Lavetera come in all sizes, shrubby, perennial and annual. This looks like one of the annual ones.

    Mallow weed is Malva officinalis, same family, different genus

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,525

    Think the officinalis is Althaea isn't it - the marshmallow ?  and Malva sylvestris is the more common weed? image

     

    This one looks like the Annua Mallow Lavatera  trimestris  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavatera_trimestris

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    Yes, I think you're right Dove.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,525

    'Bout time - law of averages and all that image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    You're very often right Dove. image

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