Some unknown plants in my rockery

ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

Could anyone help me with some names for the following plants please?




  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    well I have the white flower specimen but I have no idea what it is but is pretty.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,838

    Second one looks like one of the saxifragas.

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,055

    could this be 3

    it comes in pink as well

    I think 2 is a saxifrage as Dove says and i've seen 1 on the alpine shelf at the GC but don't know its name

  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    I think the first two are saxifrage.


  • fred#60fred#60 Posts: 58

    Yes, number 2 is saxifraga umbrosa variegata, love it as the leaves are great to look at even when the flowers are gone

  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Third one might be a sedum

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    The 1st One has tiny purple flowers from now through the summer

    The second one I agree looks like a Saxifrage

    But the third once dies down in the winter an regrows like that in spring. It throws up a couple of short lived purplish flowers every now and again

  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Sounds more likely to beSedum, quite a few die down in winter i believe from reading the blurb on mine.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,055

    I thought the first one looked white matt. Try mazus reptans if they're mauve. 

    Still think the one in the pot is Oxalis adenophylla


  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Yes it is Oxalis! Thanks for that one

    But unfortunately The 1st one isnt Mazus

    Thanks Fred#60 for identifying the Saxifrage too image

  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    That pic looks a lot closer there Nutcutlet, i retract previous guess!

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Agree Dove but there's so many varieties it would be impossible to tell which one!

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    The flowers on the 1st one are ever so tiny with 4 petals in a sort of star shape. I had to cut it back as it was invading the slate and onto the other pots!

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609's difficult to see the flowers on no. 1 but what I can see looks lavender coloured rather than purple...

    if the little star shaped flowers also have a yellow centre, then it's Houstonia caerulea, probably Millards variety...

  • I thought the first one looks like thyme

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Its not Houstonia :P and Definitely not thyme :P

    Anyone else have any ideas?

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ....without a close up image of the leaves plus one of the flowers, I'm not having any more guesses.... you're asking too much really.... the photobucket image cannot be enlarged so we cannot zoom in on it...

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I'll try and get some better pics of it tomorrow with a close up of the flower

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,055


  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Actually I'll go do it now :P

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