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What do you think this is?

M-K-M-K- Posts: 30


This appeared a few weeks ago in the row of old 'Bee Cause' seeds I'd sown. Nothing else had germinated.

Then I thought it wasn't from the Bee Cause packet but had come from the very nearby honeysuckle.

Then it flowered, that startling cerise pink flower.

I've keyed it out as a honeysuckle but then can find nothing like it.

Any ideas gratefully received! Thanks.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    Clarkia or Godetia, whichever is the current name

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • M-K-M-K- Posts: 30

    Thanks very much, nutcutlet. Brilliant! It's so good to know (it was driving me mad).

    Clarkia unguiculata (aka elegant clarkia or mountain garland) native to California and primarily pollinated by specialist bees found in their native habitat. Ah. Must have been in the Bee Cause packet then.

    Thanks again.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    It's been cultivated in the UK for years but probably gone out of fashion now.

    I remember them from the 50s.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    I always liked those Mike, but not the ones we called Godetia. image

    Haven't grown either for a very long time indeed

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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