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homebirdhomebird Posts: 110

I bought this as a tiny plant 3 years ago and I planted it out in the rockery. It flowered again last year and again this year from early spring and is just coming to an end. I thought it was an annual but it's kept coming back And increasing in size. I'd love to have a name for it. Sorry I've left it until the flowers have almost finished.image



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,695

    I think it is a white Diascia. It is usually treated as an annual though it is a just hardy perennial. You may lose it in very harsh weather. You could take cuttings in Spring from new growth if  it survives this winter.

  • Gaura Whirling Butterflies would be my guess?

  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

     A white Nemesia, maybe?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,196

    It looks like Linum perenne album to me image


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  • homebirdhomebird Posts: 110

    Thank you for your suggestions, I have searched them all and I think the nearest match is the White  Diascia. The winters have been fairly mild really so that will be why it has survived. It would be nice if it went through this winter but we shall see. Thanks again. I will buy some more next year now I know what to look for. ?

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,294

    I had a similar occurrence this year.
    I didn't clear out the tubs until spring and I noticed a little shoot in one of the tubs which I thought I'd give a chance. A couple of months later -


    I thought it was a nemesia, so I'm pleased I know what it really is. It's still doing its best now

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  • sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

    My white Nemesia is exactly the same as your photo Homebird , still flowering. Check the shape of the flowers. 

  • homebirdhomebird Posts: 110

    Thanks Sooty, I have taken a look at some Nemesia and you are quite right that's what it is. image 

  • sooty5sooty5 Posts: 107

    Mine was Nemesia Wisely  vanilla , beautiful smell , very easy to take cuttings from . 

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    Does anyone know what this is? I am not sure if it's a "weed" or a proper plant. Could it be a blackberry plant.  It is still a very small plant and only recently appeared.


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