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Unidentified plant, please help!

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:40 pm
by loiswhitehead
Hi,
I was at an art exhibition yesterday and came away with two plants, one of which was helpfully labelled, the second was not and I wondered if anyone could help me identify it so I can name and care for it properly!

[img]https://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/rtpae/IMG00456.jpg[/img]

Thanks for any help you can give me![/img]

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:05 pm
by kylie77
Hmm, I'm no expert at all! Actually it's only my second year growing tomatoes, and last year I don't even know what kind I had! lol But, from my limited expertise I would say it looks simular to how my cherry tomato plants looked in the beginning. I'm probably way off though!

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:30 am
by The Helpful Gardener
Looks like Dusty Miller, or Artemisia stelleriana. I have seen it volunteer like that even here up north... not that I'm further north than Glasgow, just colder... :)

HG

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:35 am
by vintagejuls
HG, Dusty Miller's are woody plants. At that stage though, would it perhaps not be woody...? :?

Needless to say, I can't really tell what that is from that pic; maybe when the plant grows a bit... 8)

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:19 pm
by loiswhitehead
Cheers guys, so far he's surviving ok sat in the window and being watered a little each day.
fingers crossed he'll make it to get bigger and i can post a picture of him when he's grown and more developed.

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:28 am
by The Helpful Gardener
True VJ, exactly right. There are points even an oak looks kind of weedy, right? And the image was pretty blurry, but I had a knee-jerk reaction to it. I would think a lot of us northern gardeners would be surprised to think Dusty Miller a woody plant as they are more likely to be an annual planting here, but they are indeed a wormwood like the rest of the Artemisias in warmer climes...

Looking forward to another image Lois; we'll see how I did...

HG

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:06 am
by Jimbob85
I see where HG is coming from, but right now it could be anything, more snaps please!!

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:20 pm
by The Helpful Gardener
JB is right about more pics...

HG