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wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

Took some photos of lovely plants in Regent's Park and St. Mary's Garden..can anyone tell me what they are?

Photo 1


Photo 2


Photo 3 - the dark upright leaves behind the caramel heuchera


Photo 4 - all of these


Photo 5 and 6 - a beautiful orange flower. There were purple ones elsewhere too.


Photo 7 - what's this growing out of the water?image

Photo 8 - is this Aqualegia?


Many thanks in advance for any IDs anyone can give!



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    the first 2 are alliums

    the orange one erysimums

    the ones in the water Iris pseudocorus

    the last an aquilegia, Nora Barlow or similar

    that's a start

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    photo 1 Alium

    photo 7  Yellow flag iris

    photo 5 & 7 Candelabra Primular may me

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

    Thank you, very interesting. More so than Chelsea.

  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    The white one Nut is that commonly known as cow parsley?.

  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    photo 3 Cannas once again may be

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,917
    musher says:

    The white one Nut is that commonly known as cow parsley?.

    See original post

     Hope Nut doesn't mind me butting in image

    No, not Cow's Parsley which is Anthriscus sylvestris 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,823

    Brown plant in photo 4 is possibly Uncinia uncinata. 

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,497

    The dark leaves might perhaps (hedging my bets here!) be Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy'.

    Try Erysimum 'Apricot Twist' for the darker orange one, though I'm fairly sure the lighter one I had last year was callled that tooimage. The purple one is most likely E. 'Bowles Mauve'

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    the white ones are alliums musher

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

    Oh wow, thank you - you guys are so clever! Just looked some of these up - would look so nice in my garden! But sooo expensive!! Even the erysium is so expensive.

    That Eucomis burgundy is so beautiful. When would you plant bulbs of this? Or even if it's canna - are these bulbs and when do you plant it? Which variety of canna could it be?

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