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Sprig2Sprig2 Posts: 74

We moved in to our house last year and there was not much going on in the garden. I spent the summer buying reduced perennials from the garden centre once they had done their thing, with the aim of helping fill the (rather large) garden for a reasonable price. Well now I am splitting some of those and I am not sure what they are (I did not save the labels - lesson learned!). I also have some from friends and a few that I have found hidden under shrubs etc. I was wondering if you can help me ID them. All in pots now as I have some new flower beds to fill that are not ready and I am reorganising a lot of the rest, so we have lots in pots on the patio at the moment. Here they are.



 This has a bulb under the compost.



 Is this an anemone?



 Is this a weed?! It has a very long tap root.



 Sorry I could not rotate this one. This is one that was already here. From my memory it was yellow and quite tall (3ft ish).



 I believe this has orange flowers.



 I know what this is, I just do not know its name. It has 'spidery' purple flowers and is very vigorous.

Pics are not showing up here but hopefully they will once I post!




  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    I think No.5 is a geum

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,472

    5 is geum 6 is perennial cornflower. Centaurea montana

    3 alstroemeria  or peruvian lily

    1 aconitum or monkshood.

  • And 6 may be a centaurea and maybe 4 as well. Could no 1 be a delphinium? with tall blue flower spikes?  I don't know much but I am sure somebody who does will be along in a minute!!

  • Sprig2Sprig2 Posts: 74

    No, definitely not a delphinium. I know what they look like. I wish it was though.

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    2 may be a Heuchera.

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Could 4 be a Coreopsis?

  • LiznessLizness Posts: 79

    1. Could be Wolfsbane- Aconitium?

    2. Heucera or Tellima?

    3. Could be Centanthus- valerian?

    5 Geum

    6. Centaurea montana?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,873

    2 is either a heuchera or a tellima or something related.

    1 looks like aconitum but that's not a bulb. But that pic isn't a bulb or any monocot. What do aconitums look like at the bottom? I must have dug them up often enough but nothing comes to my mind (a common situation)

    I think 6, is a centaurea as outdoor girl suggests.

    agree on the geum, don't recognise 3 

  • Sprig2Sprig2 Posts: 74

    Thanks everyone. So far:

    1. Still not sure. Maybe it was not a bulb as such. Looked like a bulb to me but maybe with a thicker neck.

    2. I don't think it is a heuchera so probably tellima.

    3. Jury is still out, but pleased I did not bin them as weeds.

    4. I do not think it is any of those suggested to date. From what I remember it was mainly a large green clump of leaves at the base and then just a few long thin stems with yellow (I seem to remember) flowers.

    5. Geum

    6. Centaurea

    I think maybe we will have to re-visit some of these once they have grown a bit more.

    Another question while I am here, if I may. What is the proper name for giant daisies? the normal white and yellow ones? Probably not that popular these days but I like them. We have quite a few.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,472

    Do you mean shasta daisies?  Leucanthemum superbum.

    Does no 4 have yellow daisy type  flowers ?

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