Various questions and plant IDs
These were in our amazing medicinal garden at work (London's best kept secret!). Most things have labels but I couldn't see ones for these, and couldn't find the gardener:
orange flower hanging out of pot:
Tree with white flowers:
I think this one might be malva moschata alba as there was a label underneath. But is it difficult to grow from seed and is it perennial? Has anyone ever grown this. It was so pretty.
There were two signs under this - which one is it?!
What have they planted with this equisetum hyemale var affine? I have some equisetum japonica in a pot which was given to me. I looks very similar to this one, I don't really like it and am afraid because I've heard it's invasive. But it looked quite nice with this underplanting..would be good to know what it is. I hope it's not ivy!!
This pretty orange flower...but there were not many on the plant:
Top one is a Begonia. Next one looks like a white Oleander. Next one of the Mallow family. Next white Silene? Next one with two signs is Ricinus communis 'atropupurea' (just means the purple castor oil plant) - that one is highly poisonous. That equisetum is the posh relative of the thug. Last one is Thunbergia or Black Eyed Susan I think. Not sure about the Ivy looking one.
Malva moschata it is and is easy from seed.
The ivy looking one could be a Houttuynia cordata but I'm not too sure on that one.
Last edited: 13 August 2016 14:40:57
Malva moschata is perennial, easy from seed and comes in pink as well
I think both labels may belong to the ricinus. Species, Ricinus communis, cultivar 'Atropurpurea'
the orange one, a begonia I think
and the white after that, a saponaria
the variegated stuff under the equisetum is worse than ivy, it Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon' very invasive
In the sticks near Peterborough