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Plant ID, buddleia? One other.

MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

I think these are self seeded buddleias. Mature bud leaf laying between them. Pic not too good but same stems, just unsure about leaf.

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Next one, an alpine I've had a few years but the name escapes me.

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thanks so much.

 

 

 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,412

    I don't think 1. is buddleia, I think it's one of the willowherbs. I really must learn which is which. I have lots but can only name 2

    2 might be one of the sisyrinchiums



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    Thanks nut, was a bit worried about the Budd, took loads of seedlings out last year but kept thinking this hasn't happened before, these are what were missed. I'll leave them and wait to see, where they are isn't getting any attention til next year. Will look up 2nd suggestion (too lazy to spell it!).
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,819

    Agree with Nut.  

    1. Not a buddleia  - those are willow herbs - don't leave them unless you want them everywhere - they'll flower and seed this year. 

    2. a Sisyrinchium.  


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570

    1 Not buddleja

    2 Sisyrinchium striatum called blue flowered grass but not a grass obviously as it flowers.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,412

    I don't think that's striatum, that's the rather larger pale yellow one with wider greyish leaves



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570

    You're right of course, Nut. Striatum is a lot bigger with yellow flowers.  I've had this little blue one, but I seem to have a mental block on the name.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,819

    S, angustifolium?


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..looks like one I used to grow... Sisyrinchium idahoense 'Rocky Point'... if so, the flowers don't open until past midday...

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Thanks everyone, it is indeed sisyrinchium 'E.K.Balls', just found the label amid some lost seed packets. Bit disappointed I've not got some buddleia plants to pass on though.

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Oooo, I've got that image Just coming into flower now!

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