Forum home Plants

More IDs needed from the honesty shop

LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,925

Things are rarely labelled and when they are they sometimes just say 'yellow'... Can you help with these?

Some kind of little hardy geranium I think?

image

I was wondering about verbascum?

image

No idea about this one:

image

Thanks in advance image

 

'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
- Cicero

Posts

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,172

    I agree on the topone, hardy geranium, maybe sanguineum. Then  Lychnis coronaria, could be red or white flowered. Bottom one looks familiar but its not coming to me immediately.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Second one could be Lychnis, third one Brunnera?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,172

    Could be a plain brunnera, or maybe Phlomis russeliana, although I think phlomis might be hairier than that.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    I think that's brunnera, it's got a few white blobs on the leaves and is probably distantly descended from one with variegated leaves

  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,925

    Worth having? 

    I do love hardy geraniums, though not a big fan of deep pink. Having googled lychnis and found some pictures without flowers and I think you're right. Not a big fan so might leave that. The brunnera might be useful - how does it do in dry, rooty shade under trees?

    Thanks all image

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    Brunnera not too keen on very dry soil, more impressive with something a little better. Nice blue flowers but you can get those from forget me notsimage

  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,925

    Hmmm. I have a very sluggy garden.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,443

    The lychnis with white flowers is pretty. You could wait and see which it is. Brunnera likes moist shade and is delicate and pretty if you can preserve it from the slugs. It's odd, really, it looks too hairy for slugs but they love it. They eat my white and my blue pulmoneria, too, which are also hairy moist shade plants.

Sign In or Register to comment.