Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine
Daniel Haynes Posts: 393 admin
Need help identifying a mystery plant in your garden, or one that you've seen on your travels?
Between now and noon, Tuesday 19 August 2014, members of the Gardeners' World Magazine team will be on hand to help. Simply upload an image of the plant (as clear as possible, please!) and we'll post our replies at regular intervals through the day.
Please note this a plant ID thread - if you need help with other gardening problems, do head over to the problem-solving section.
We look forward to seeing your images!
Hi Daniel, great idea and I'll go first
This is a plant I posted back in May but can't find the thread and I don't think we ever got a definitive answer. It was taken by the panda enclosure at Edinburgh zoo so I think it may be oriental, but not sure. I would like to know what it is and whether it would survive in my garden (NW England), I suspect it would if it survives Edinburgh but not sure. Thank you.
Hello Orchid Lady,
This looks like Paeonia suffruticosa 'Feng Dan Fen', a Chinese pink tree peony. For more information about tree peonies, the Kelways site is useful here.
You could try asking Edinburgh zoo about their plant collection as they may match their plants and animals regionally.
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I found this climber growing though our oleanders in our garden in Spain. I have not seen this plant grow wild anywhere, so maybe it came from the garden centre with the oleanders. It has pretty, small white flowers which are slightly scented. The plant has just started to produce fruit. I found a photo of a passion flower that looked similar but the leaves were different. It would be nice to find out what this is (and if you could actually eat it of course). Thanks!!
This looks like it's an araujia. These plants actually come from South America but have been introduced to places like Spain, where often they have taken over too fast! They are in the Apocynaceae family (as is the oleander), members of which have very toxic sap so I wouldn't recommend eating the fruit at all or touching the plant without gloves.
In its defence, this is a popular plant with the monarch butterfly.
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Thank you Emma, I will look into that further now that I know
Hi, bought 2 clematis from Lidl just labelled 'summer flowering'. The forum identified one as Hagley Hybrid but we couldn't id the other. It is not large flowered - flowers are approx 5cm across and it has been flowering since July. I would be grateful if you could id it for me. Thanks
they're good but not psychic, Daintiness. Have you got a photo?
Thanks Emma, that is very interesting! I had never heard of this plant and will do some searches.
Ooh that wasn't there when I looked earlier. Sorry, Daintiness.
I had to edit my post Fidgetbones - you were not hallucinating. The pic. did not appear when I first posted, don't know why!