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 Could somebody ID this plant for me please, I've mislaid the label. Its still in its pot and would like to know if it needs to be planted in sun or shade. I think it begins with P .....but i'm probably wrong lol. Many thanks.

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  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,916

    Penstemon perhaps?

     

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 14,138

    Thank you Victoria Sponge will look it up. I know I will recognise it when I see the pic. So sorry about the other threads. Tablet playing up today 

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,916

    What colour are the buds star gaze lily? They look creamish on the photo - I haven't seen one that colour. The leaves, seed head and buds remind me of penstemon anyway...image

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 14,138

    Thank you Victoria, think its that, mine is very pale pink. All pics are red or purple/blue! Many thanks

     

    And it does begin with     P   image

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Penstemon definately.

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 14,138

    Thank you Dave, I now need to find a nice gap to plant it in image

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 14,138

    Looked on web on how to care for it and it suggests putting in a cold frame over winter and plant out in Spring. I don't have a cold frame, but have a potting shed could I put it in there instead?image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Lily, mine live in the ground - plant it now and it will be fine image

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 5,838

    Penstemons are a bit on the tender side so if you are on heavy clay and / or you get harsh winters you might be better off protecting it over winter (shed should be ok - but not until much nearer the frosts start).

    If, however, you're on lighter soil and / or the winter isn't usually too bad you could probably still get away with planting it now - my penstemons usually survive all but the harshest winters & the soil where I grow them is quite heavy.

    Either way I'd take some cuttings now & keep them under cover for the winter. They strike really easily & hopefully you'll have loads of plants either for yourself or to swap / give away by next spring.

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 5,838

    Hi Panda - you snuck in there - hope things good with you - love what you're doing with your garden image

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
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