Are these Verbena bonariensis seedlings?

jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 338

Hi all,

Just wondering if these could be verbena bonariensis seedlings that have seeded under a 2 litre pot of main plant or maybe just weeds?

if i keep them indoors over winter on a windowsill i was hoping they might survive.

I wish there was an easy way of identifying weed seedlings from plants i'd like to keep.

Thanks all image





  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 338

    Oh btw this is the lollipop verbena bonariensis if that makes a difference :)

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    They don't look like Vb to me but I have no idea what a lollipop one is.

    Too shiny and smooth edged

  • B3B3 Posts: 11,440

    Found this seedling ID site. I'm sure there's others

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 338

    Oh well image Should have taken some cuttings of the main plant earlier. I think lollipop looks the same but is just shorter. This is the main plant now.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    Plenty of time to take cuttings next year, you might need to protect it a bit if we have a harsh winter, depending on where you live. Right up against the house is good if you haven't got a GH. 

    The seedlings will probably vary. The fancy varieties rarely seed true, are closer to the original species (tall in this case)

    Keep a look out in spring, the seeds might germinate then

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 875

    Agree with Nut; those are not Verbena bonariensis seedlings.

  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 338

    Thanks allimage

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