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Anna33Anna33 West SussexPosts: 285

I went on a recent visit to Parham house & gardens last week, and saw some lovely plants - some of which the bees were going crazy for. Can anyone help ID these plants - if any of them are suitable I would love to try and grow them in my own garden.. (PS please excuse the quality of some of these - only had my phone camera to hand). Thank you!

Cheery red plant, which was growing in loads of the borders:

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The taller orange plant:

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Another orange plant:

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The same one, but from a different border:

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This final plant:

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126

    The top one is French marigold, Disco Red.

    The second one could be Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) with Californian poppies at the bottom of the picture,

    Last edited: 15 August 2016 22:41:16

  • Anna33Anna33 West SussexPosts: 285

    Thank you - especially for naming the red plant, which was a real favourite. I've only come across the more fussy types of French Marigold before.

    If anyone can name the orange plant in the bottom two photos especially, I would be really grateful!

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,997

    Think it is probably Cosmos Polidor, an annual readily available to grow from seed.

    The mauve one could be either Nepeta or Salvia, both look similar and have loads of varieties and I don't know them allimage

  • Anna33Anna33 West SussexPosts: 285

    Thank you!

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,267

    Bottom one is Salvia verticalata, I think.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,212

    It is Cosmos. I have grown these for the first time this year. They need to be kept very warm as seedlings, but once they get going they're very easy.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,267

    I don't think you mean the bottom one is Cosmos Posy.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,212

    No, sorry, I meant "the Orange one in the last two photos " that Anna particularly  wished to identify and I was agreeing with Buttercupdays.

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