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sea holly??? I don't think so

dokanedokane Posts: 26

imageAnyone know what this is? Was sold as sea holly but I am starting to doubt that!

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  • dokanedokane Posts: 26

    imageHere is a pic. Thanks.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,356

    Nor do I unless it's a new variety. Looks more like tumbling ted (saponaria) to me. A lovely plant but not a sea holly

    Last edited: 03 June 2016 19:41:58

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • dokanedokane Posts: 26

    I think you are right Pete8.  Won't  buy plants that are just a root again. So ? 

    Thank you.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,356

    At least it wont scratch you ;)

    and the bees love it

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Where did you buy it from Dokane?

  • dokanedokane Posts: 26

    Clarington I bought it from a certain German discount supermarket chain  from which I will not be buying plants in future.

    We live and learn.

    Pete8 glad to hear the bees love it as that is why I wanted sea holly so not all bad!

    I bought 6 and gave 3 to my sis so I have to break the bad news to her lol.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    I ask because I brought some root from Tesco and I'm not sure that's sea holly either!!

  • dokanedokane Posts: 26

    Oh dear. Let us know what it turns out to be. Fingers crossed for you!

  • Jan50Jan50 Posts: 1

    Sea holly is a prickly plant as in holly!

    I do hate it when we are treated as though we have no brain!

    And the leaves are more silvery, I'm sorry you have been caught out by a store. I don't go to your German choice and frequently buy from Homebase, who seem OK to me, I realise they are probably more expensive?

    I just love to browse around various garden centres, don't necessarily buy anything, just drinking in colour and scent and form

  • dokanedokane Posts: 26

    That was my first and last plant purchase from there.   Had no leaves at time of purchase but when they started to grow I should have known.

    On the plus side I had never heard of saponaria so at least I have extended my plant knowledge and it fits with my cottagey garden colour scheme of whites, pinks and purples☺

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