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Plant ID please

We inherited this plant from a former owner of the house, which has been languishing here by the garage in a pot and looking a bit sad. 

I want to free it and plant it in the ground to give it room to grow ... but I don't know what it is, so it would be great if someone could ID it so I can make sure it goes in the right place with the right care. It's an evergreen if that helps.




 Plus, does anyone know why pics keep uploading in landscape format when they've been taken as portrait? They're fine until I put them on here!




  • AdriAdri Posts: 16
    It's a

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,364


    Partial shade, and an acid soil.

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  • Oh right, thanks Adri! Not familiar with them... have just looked online, possibly a Ponticum Variegatum?

    My soil isn't acid, is there a way I can plant it out without murdering it?

  • Thanks Punkdoc! - I have a shady spot for it, it's just my soil that's not right.

  • Can anyone identify these plants. Many thanks.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    You will never get it out of that shape of pot without breaking it, keenbutgreen.

    I would recommend scraping off as much of the top of the compost as you can and then replacing with a 50/50 mix of John Innes #3 and ericacious.  Do that every 2-3 years and feed it with something recommended for acid-loving plants (I use Wilkos own brand which doesn't cost a lot and gives good results.)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Laura - Hello image You might be best starting a new thread with your question - people who have looked on this one might not come into it again image

  • HCAHCA Posts: 129

    Laura, the white flowers are a type of Rhodohypoxis, they also come in various shades of red and pink.

  • Many thanks Jinxy, I'll keep this in my next time I want an ID. Thanks HCA, you're a star.

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