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sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

i planted these in my sons garden and now i have collected the seeds i realised i didn't plant the label at the same time, i've tried google image search but can't match it to anything, the plant was planted in the spring and at the mo is about 10 inches across by about 8 inches high. anyone know what they are so i can find out how to plant the seeds, thank you, would help if i actually uploaded the photo image the flowers are about 2 inches across


Last edited: 13 June 2016 14:18:08


  • The flower does remind me of the Catananche family (although I'm only really familiar with the Amor variety) the leaves are a little shorter than I'm used to so it's a rather tentative suggestion.

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,575

    It could be an osteospermum, cape daisy.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,229

    Could it be a Mesembryanthemum?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,229

    I thought osteospermum at first Ceres but I don't think that the leaves are right.

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,575

    On the whole, mesembryanthemums tend to have leaves like green sausages though there is the odd exception.

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    thanks everyone, i've had a look at images of all three suggestions but i just can't match the petals to any of them image 

  • I'd go with osteospermum akila

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,131

    Leaves look very osteospermum, but the petals seem wrong for an osteo - these are more rounded and osteo have more petals


    Do you have a pic of the whole plant?

    Last edited: 13 June 2016 15:31:48

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  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    mmm different petals again  to the akila, mine are more spoon shaped. no i don't have another pic unfortunately , my son sent this one over earlier but he's not at the house now (they are in the process of moving in)

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