I have a couple of Mystery plants coming up in my garden. Because of their locations, I'm fairly certain they were planted intentionally last summer, and I just forgot about them until they've really gotten bigger this year. Anyone know what they are?
Here's the first one. This one is on the tip of my tongue. I've seen it, know I planted it, tag is bleached beyond reading... (the one in the pot with the silver foliage and magenta bloom, not the sweet william)
Here's another. It's a viney sort of thing. This one I'm not at all sure about. It's about to bloom, so I can post a better picture in a couple of days, but I'm concerned about it. Looks pretty vigorous if it's not something I want :)
And one more with 2 photos. It's in two locations and seems like it was intentional... but I've no idea what it is! Soft branches with these beautiful but very delicate flower stems. Again, I'm not patient enough to wait for the blooms...
Got it. Silene Coronaria, bloody mary, lynchnis, rose campion, mullien pinks... lots of names! Pretty, though a neighbor has commented that it's pretty vigorous Mine's in pots... so maybe that's a good thing.
Now for the others... Penstemon sure looks good for the one, based on the flowers. The stems are a lot more airy than some... need to get better pictures tomorrow (or the next day... rain heading our way)
Rose campion is what I call it, also Lambs Ears. The other one looks like Penstemon to me, too, at least the blossom of it. I have one called Elfin Pink that looks a lot like that. Let me see if I can find a photo. BRB
Here ya go:
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace
And my new mystery, this one I got in a swap with someone. Needless to say it is not what I thought I was getting. The person who sent it said it was like nothing she had in her yard... how that could be I have no idea. Mystery plant showed up in all 6 places I put what I received... but, it's interesting... anyone wanna guess?
Kelly, I believe Angie has the 2nd Penstemon right. The first Penstemon looks like it could be P.mexicalli. I have a couple of Penstemons I didn't label that I'm wondering about too. I think they're P.versuvius and P.hirsutus, but not sure- guess I could be looking them up, LOL.
The Basal foliage on the 'Elfin' is definitely the same. My flowers are more separated (and not as pretty). Could that be a response to conditions? The way it is I'm not loving it, but if I could improve conditions to get more flowers on a stem, that would be a different story :)
I'm now convinced the other is a 'Mexicali', but not certain on the exact one... maybe this...
Ack, sorry, have that one solved somewhere... pretty sure it's lysimachia... though I don't have the spikes of flowers yet, their under the leaf habit and the foliage look to be the same... ugh. Figured it was something invasive!
I wintersowed three types -red, white, pink. They are still tiny, but i hope they make it. I already have a regular lambs ear in the garden. I adopted part of a plant in a woody area I passed on the way to the post office.
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