More help needed with ID


This is another lovely flower from the Miracle-Gro woldflower mix I grew this summer that I cannot seem to identify. It's dark pink with a white/pale pink edge and grows in clumps. There were no other colours, just this dark pink. It didn't have much of a scent. The leaves are quite slender. Any help with identifying this flower would be much appreciated.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,048

    not a rhodo, you wouldn't get that to flower in a season. It will be an annual.


  • Thanks nutcutlet, dunno what else it could be. Been on google images for ages and can't find anything that looks remotely like it...

  • Hello panda762.  It looks like godetia which is an annual. 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    But not a wild flower.

  • Yes!!!! Well done butterflybrain (although I'm bemused as to why Miracle-Gro added it to their 'wildflower' mix). Thank you image

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I would suggest Godetia too. I grew them last year.

    These are the plants I had



  • Mattbeer87, lovely photo - yes, that's them image

  • I think that maybe they are included in the seed mix because like cosmos they are good bee plants. 

  • butterflybrain I think you're probably right image They do seem to have attracted lots of bees over the summer.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,048

    They're  wild somewhere in the world.

    I remember those now from my childhood, thought it looked familiarimage

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    I accidentaly (don't ask! sowed these in between paving slabs some years ago, to my surprise when they came up & flowered, it worked well and they looked great - but sadly didn't seed themselves afterwards as I was hoping.  

  • Bookertoo, lol. image

    Maybe you should accidently spill some next spring?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,098

    The local garden centre had a patch of these growing to demonstrate . I thought it looked like a lot of cheap annuals, godetia, calendula at the time were prominent.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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