Can anyone identify these plants please?
1st one an aeonium
2nd Lychnis coronaria
3rd one a candelabra primula, possible pulverulenta
Not sure of last one.
Does it smell oniony?
Gosh fidgetbones - is there no end to the things you know about plants - or am I just soooo ignorant of them - don't bother to answer that one! I did have a feeling that 3 was a primula candelabra - and I don't know if the last one had an onion smell but it was such a dainty little flower that stood out with it's bright white petals. All these plants were all seen in gardens that we visited today, We were given a small off cut from the 1st plant - it looked to be a type of succulent but was assured that we could leave it outside all winter here.
The last one could be Star of Bethlehem. (Ornithogalum Umbellatum)
Well the first three were easy as I have all three. The aeonium has to be overwintered in a greenhouse here. The lychnis casts around a bit, it comes up in odd cracks. The candelabra primula look like the one I have labelled as himalayan cowslips which are yellow and three ft high. I guess I got mislabelled seed. It likes damp conditions, streamsides , boggy bits etc.
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Yes fidgetbones the candelabra was in dappled sunlight and some of the gardens visited had flowing streams and ponds - talk about garden envy - they were all such lovely gardens and the houses were pretty fantastic too - but they weren't open - just the gardens. Thanks Fritillary I will look up Star of Bethlehem - they are so delicate looking and quite pretty too.
On the last one I agree with Fritillary, looks like Star of Bethlehem.