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What plant is this ?
Started by: cordyline (4729)   Report abuse

In the shiny container, I know the Cyclamen and the Primrose

It's the plant behind those two; has a nice blue flower which only makes one seed
Previously someone on WW said what it is but I can't remember

Posted by: baker boy (14070) Report abuse
georgia blue ?or poormans ?

Posted by: PeterP (6806) Report abuse

Posted by: mindar (1000) Report abuse
I just looked through two gardening threads on Hobbies. Nothing there that I could see.

Posted by: cordyline (4729)   Report abuse
It doesn't seem to be Agapanthus or Georgia Blue
It's distinguishing feature is only one seed per flower

We have just walked past someone's garden near Alexandra Park Pemberton and they have the same plant in bloom -- nobody there to ask

Mrs Cordy says flower colour is purple not blue

Posted by: tomplum (4895)  Report abuse
at the back hanging over the tan coloured pot, is that

Posted by: cordyline (4729)   Report abuse
Not cannabis Tom; I will name that plant tomorrow

The plant in question is probably Platycodon
Not a single seed per pod as I thought
Will take photo tomorrow

Posted by: tomplum (4895)  Report abuse
only joking cordy, I'm going to plant more of these next year

Posted by: kathpressey (4783)  Report abuse
it's not agapanthus. They grow on tall stalks with a bunch of flowers at the top

Posted by: phred (334)   Report abuse
Isn't the blue one African violet?

Posted by: momac (9446)  Report abuse
I'm sure it is phred.

Posted by: cordyline (4729)   Report abuse
Yes African V; not primrose, it's long gone now
The Platycodon survived and now lives in a large pot with a Dianthus
The pot is disintegrating

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
I got some Platy Codons from Tesco last year having read that they were perennial, though that very cold wind during March must have killed them as they haven't grown again.

Posted by: cordyline (4729)   Report abuse

Taken this morning
Frost damaged pot

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
When I got mine they was named has Chinese Balloon Flowers which is just another name for them. Shame about the frost blown pot, would Exterior Gorilla Glue sort it or is too far gone, having said that a new pot could well be cheaper than a tube of that glue.


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