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Hello everyone.  I have a flower I'm trying to identify - I took a photo of it last Summer and would love to find out what it is and purchase for my garden this year.  I can't upload it as an attachment to this message, but have managed to upload it as my profile photo - it's the pink & yellow flower to the left!  Thank you.


  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Possibly a Zinnia, where did you take the photo?

  • Hi Kate, it was taken at a wedding in Kent, last June.  The venue had beautiful grounds and I saw this flower in the garden as I was leaving. I've just looked up 'Zinnia' and they look too large (but very beautiful).  These were quite small flowers.  But thank you for replying!

  • Hi Helen, The plant looks like Lantana.  I have seen it in places like Cyprus.  Probably not suitable for our climate.

    Madam Worzel Gummidge

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    I too think it is lantana, you can grow it here if you have a southwards warm garden, otherwise it is often grown as a conservatory or patio plant, put out when warm and kept under cover when not.  They are lovely, but here alot of trouble to keep going well. 

  • Thank you Madam Worzel Gummidge & Bookertoo!! 

    Fantastic, thanks for the plant name.  I put it in a well known search engine (!) and the images were exactly like it.  Thank you very much for the planting tips - I'm a novice at gardening, but if I can find them in my Garden Centre, think I will give them a go (my small garden is southwest facing and the patio is a little suntrap, so fingers crossed). 

    Thanks again!

  • Paul NPaul N Bearsted, KentPosts: 300

    Much loved by flutterbyes tooimage

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    They are very thirsty too! I've seen it growing wild in the Azores, it is very pretty.
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