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nic1797nic1797 Posts: 9

Hi, can anybody help identify this mystery flower, I've looked at various ID sites but it's really puzzling me! Thanks image 






  • nic1797nic1797 Posts: 9

    Oops I don't know why it came out upside down image


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,052

    I think it could be a Zinnia

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nic1797nic1797 Posts: 9

    Ok thanks Lyn! I'll go look it up...image

  • It certainly looks like Zinnia ,don't know which one .

  • OneofsevenOneofseven Posts: 338

    There used to be a variety of Zinnia called Whirligig, don't know if it is still available, but this looks very like it.

  • I know  Whirlygig as a Osteospernum

  • Yes, I'm sure it's zinnia. I grew some this year for the first time (the packet of freebies in the GW magazine). I didn't realise they made such large plants, the flowers last for ages and lots on each plant. I will grow them again but will grow a shorter variety if I can find one.

  • OneofsevenOneofseven Posts: 338

    nic1797, I have just Googled for Zinnia Whirligig and am positively drooling!   I had forgotten how gorgeous they are.   I'm sure that is what you have there, and next year I am going to have some as well!

    Yes, Chrissie, your Osteospermum Whirligig is there as well.

  • nic1797nic1797 Posts: 9

    Thanks everyone! looks like the mystery has been solved, not sure where it came from though! And yes, Oneofseven, it does look like it's a whirligig! I thought it had just one flower, but you're right Norfolkdumpling, there are 2 more flowers coming now! image

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