Could anyone ID this for me please?
I over wintered it undercover as I thought it was a Lobelia Queen Vic but its leaves have become slightly furry and are soft rather than smooth. I can't remember where I got it from either...
Lobelia speciosa Russian Princess?
I'm not sure if the leaves are too soft for a lobelia, they are covered in a light hair... Although I would be happy if it was one.
I'm trying to remember where I first saw it in the hope it'll jog my memory
Thanks for your help
Hello, just wondering if anyone has anymore suggestions for this now it's grown a bit:
i don't know what that victoriasponge is but it looks a bit unwell now
could it be lychncis, has a bright orange flower?
It does look a bit peculiar Sanjy, but I don't think it's sick... I wondered if the initial red colouring was due to the cold earlier in the year...
I did have two lychnis last year - I thought they'd died...maybe I dug one up to save it...you might have it cathy, thank you...do the buds look right to you, last pic?
had to go outside to check, yes, they look the same
Brilliant - another mystery cleared up! Thanks cathy
I have a number of lobelia Russian Princess. The plants are in the garden and in pots. (When I first split up the clumps I put the small cuttings in pots to protect them from slugs.)
One potful is showing the usual red leaves at the bottom but they go green at about three inches tall. Does anyone know if they can get some colour reversion? Something odd is going on.
Following my comments above I have realised that red leaves I thought were Lobelia Russian princess might be are a low growing Oenothera possible evening primrose. My sister sent me some plants. The leaves on that seem to be hairy.
Possibly Oenothera perennis Small Sundrops/Little Evening Primrose - Oenothera perennis
My russian princess leaves are quite smooth.