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Please can anyone tell me what this is.Please ignore the Bonfire Plant.This just popped up in my garden this year and took over one of my planters.




  • Is it oxalis purple shamrock

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,840

    The purple leaves belong to an oxalis, probably Oxalis triangularis.

    Don't know about the plant with the orange flowers. Is that what you call the Bonfire plant?   I like it.

    Don't the purple and the orange look good together image

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

  • Hi yes the do look good together thanks,The orange one I bought at a garden centre this year,on the pot it simply said 'Bonfire Plant' this was supposed to be my centerpeice and then this other plant started growing everwhere.image

  • Just done a bit of browsing and found out the Bonfire Plant is a Begonia.image



  • Has you may have guessed I am quite new to gardening,I have always had a nice garden but used to be more of the kind of person who just bought plants and put them in the ground for show etc,Now I have retired I am taking a greater interest in my plants and garden,and would like to say how all the people on this site seem to be really nice and helpful.

  • Here is a pic of another of my favourite plant in my garden 'Glowing Ember begonia'image



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,840

    It is a lovely helpful and friendly site isn't it image

    That is a gorgeous begonia - I'm recently warming to orange - it must be the time of year.

    You see that yellow flowered plant behind the lamp in that last photo - that's another type of oxalis like the purple leaved one - you have the beginning of a collection image

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

  • Yes I really like the autumn colours myself.We have a Virginia creeper which has recently been a beautiful shade of red,thanks for the info on the yellow plant.Yes great site! Bought this Glowing ember in Spring and has been flowering ever since! image

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