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Unknown Plant in suttons wild flower mix... Identify?


 
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: Unknown Plant in suttons wild flower mix... Identify? Reply with quote

This started growing at he end of last year, has been growing all winter but in the last month started growing shoots up with flower stalks. I think it may have come out of a pack of suttons wild flower mix. I've gone through the list of flowers they have in the new packs but none match it. Maybe someone here can recongnise it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it might be a cultivated form of Evening Primrose - but right now I can't think of the name!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I've been to 2 garden centres and 1 reconed it was a member of the Evening primrose family. Haven't found the exact one yet
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it might be these

Evening Primrose Yellow Queen Seeds
http://www.suttons.co.uk
http://www.suttons.co.uk/Shop/Flower+Seeds/Evening+Primrose+Yellow+Queen+Seeds+114695.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely an Evening primrose, as far as I can make out. Oenothera is the genus name and possibly O. perennis (not sure at all on the species.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is definitley not a little evening primrose. Its nearly 6 feet tall now and still flowering. Everytime i look at it, it has gotted bigger in height and width. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think vincent dunne is right, the name sounds strange but i think it is Oenethera erethrosepela. there should be a slight perfume from it in the evening.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scent is actually strong, you can smell it from about 10ft away when walking up to it . the flower color is orangey yellow, like in the picture. I'll have to get an updated picture to show it now. We call this corner of the garden the jungle because anything that has gone into it has bolted. We planted an elder berry tree in the corner 6 years ago and it about 20 feet tall.
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