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Hi, does anyone know what these plants are? I bought them yesterday because they look nice, and when I got home I realised there are no details, so I'm not sure what type they are or the best way to care for them (I don't naturally have a green thumb). 
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,346
    My guesses  are 
    1. Antirrhinum 
    2. Some type of Primula
    3. Can't think ! Sorry.
    There will be others on here with definitive answers  :)
  • Ha @AnniD - I agree with your ids, right down to the blank spot for No3!
    It's hardy though, grown mostly for its foliage.
    The primula looks thirsty, most of them like cool damp shade, some like it even wetter, but not sure which one that is, there are lots of them. Some are not fully hardy, but that one looks as if it is a garden variety, as the common tender one has different leaves and larger flowers.
    Antirrhinums though are not hardy, usually grown as annuals, though they are actually tender perennials and I have had one or two survive overwinter in a frost free greenhouse. Probably best to enjoy it while you can though :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 40,661
    It's that thing I don't like @AnniD! The name's gone though.
    Artemisia or Senecio?
    The primula is perfectly hardy, and the other two might be ok depending on whereabouts you are in the UK. They'll be fine in mild winters.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    I think the last one is Senecio cineraria "Silver dust".
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 40,661
    I think that's the one I was thinking of @josusa47. I don't think that's hardy is it?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    I think it depends where you live.  Almost everything is hardy where I live (Llandudno) we have such mild winters.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 40,661
    I wasn't sure @josusa47. As you say- it does depend on location.
    I've got the feeling it doesn't survive here. It's mostly used in bedding schemes etc.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thank-you! I'm actually in Sydney. I came across this website a few years ago when I was living in the UK and kept using it because people here are so helpful. I bought the plants for my balcony. Hopefully they will be ok. Shade in the morning but full sun in the afternoon. It doesn't get to freezing/frost here but I'm on the 5th floor so it can get a bit windy. Fingers crossed they don't die! 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,346
    Very envious, it's a fair few years since l've been to Sydney but l have very fond memories of my several visits. I'm sure they'll do fine. Just watch out for the wind !
  • Antirrhinums in my south coast garden self seed very easily. A balcony in Sydney is a bit different but if there's space for a tray of 'dirt' next to them then maybe you could get some seedlings next year.
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