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Can anyone help me identify whether this is a weed or a baby seedling?

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  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

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     This is my Green Wizard Rudbeckia, not the same as yours but different from other Rudbeckias.

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892
    cosmic_girl wrote (see)
    Cherry brandy -yummy!.......

    Another Rudbeckia in the beverage series is Cappuccino.

    Cappuccino has even warmer colours than Cherry Brandy, and has 6inch blooms. This is a snap from last year:

    http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/falcosubbuteo/cappuccino.jpg

    Actually, I do prefer Cappuccino to Cherry Brandy.

    I don't think those little plants can be Rudbeckias, of any variety.

    If they are weeds, then the chances are that there should be plenty more, just like them, elsewhere in the garden. If they are all in one spot, then it might appear as though one plant has shed them, or it's new growth from one old plant.

    I have some Echinaceas. The leaves are shininer than Rudbeckia, but tend to be pointed. I wouldn't have said those little plants were Echinacea (though they could be).

    If you happen to have a photo from last year, you might be able to see what was growing on that spot.

  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Gary lovely flower, how big is the plant?

  • LoreaLorea Posts: 81

    Hi CG,

    they look extremely like my echinacea plants (except mine have been decidely chewed by slugs).

  • Wow, Gary that flower is amazing!! You must have been very proud. Thanks for uploading a picture.
    Kate -thanks for uploading the photo of the leaves too. Yours seem a bit more pointy than the mystery plant in my garden. I'm not sure if they're the same or not...

    I'm thinking that I might just pot several up, and see what happens to them. If, by summer, they have flowered I'll post back with a photo to see what has appeared.

    In the meanwhile, please feel free to give me some more suggestions!

    Rachel

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892
    kate1123 wrote (see)

    Gary lovely flower, how big is the plant?

    The Cappuccinos got to about the size of a dahlia. I grew them from seed, and am doing the same again this year. I actually noticed some plants for sale in my local GC last weekend. So I bought a couple. Just can't have too many.

    I have some Echinacea coming up. But mine have narrower, strapier, more pointed leaves, than the mystery plant.

    Could the mystery plant be mint? You can easily tell by taking a look at the roots. If the plants are invidividual seedlings, then it's not mint. If they are all connected by long runners just beneath the surface, then it might be. Try to pot one up and you'll find out.

  • YviehYvieh Posts: 85

    My Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia plugs are quite furry, so I really don't think it's them.  I have some Echinachia coming up, which looks very similar to your sprouting plant.  It's pink, but I can't remmber the exact name.  I'll try to remember to take a look and come back to you.  Might be wrong though image

    Yvie

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