What are these two rockery plants called ?
Nenah Falsone Posts: 19
I found these two plants on my local market but they came without labels and the man selling them wasn't helpful. They were displayed with the succulents and alpines. Could anybody help me with the name of these two plants as well as what type of plant they are? My additional problem is that both these plants are teaming with greenfly and I don't seem to have any ladybirds. I don't know what sprays to use with not knowing what type of plants these are. I also love these plants and would like to research them to buy more. Thanks so much Nenah
Thanks so much
They look like Alpine plants to me Nenah. The second one looks like an Alpine phlox which I have. It bares little pink flowers if it is the same plant. It will be easier to identify them when they have flowered.
the top one looks like a plant my Granda grew in a rockery , he called it snow in summer , cos it had white flowers all summer
The first one looks like snow in summer - a bit of a sprawly thug!
As for greenfly you can just squish them with your fingers or use a soap & water solution
I still wish to know the name of the plant in the second picture, Someone mentioned Phlox, I'm unsure if it's Phlox as I have one of those (pink candy stripe) and its different from the plant in question.
It's cream and green, seems to be growing fast and spreading. It feels waxy/smooth, just like a succulent does. So far I can't see any buds and I'm not sure if it does actually flower or not. The leaves on the very edge some of them have a slight pink tint.
All this help means the world, thank you xxx
I think your 2nd plant is Silene uniflora 'Druett's variegated'... it should produce white flowers very shortly. Plant in full sun...