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RJR_38

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What could this perennial be?
« on: August 11, 2017, 18:58 »
You might have seen on the frugal thread that as managed to get 12 2L perennials for 24 delivered (pot luck) and they all look fab - all were labelled as well except 1. Does anyone have any ideas what this could be? All the other plants are ones that flower May/June- Oct so I guess this would be similar but I can't seem any buds on it at the moment

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Re: What could this perennial be?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 19:43 »
Looks like it could be a perennial lobelia, might have bright red or blue flowers

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Re: What could this perennial be?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 21:30 »
Thanks. I've had a look but all the images I can see online have very green leaves. These leaves are a purplish green - lovey colour.

Either way I will plant it out but it would be helpful to know size and sun/shade preference etc!

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Re: What could this perennial be?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 21:35 »
I too think it is a perennial lobelia.

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Re: What could this perennial be?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 21:36 »
Maybe Newshoot will be along soon, she's very good at identifying things😊

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Re: What could this perennial be?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 23:11 »
Thank you snowdrops, but I think you all already had it  :)

It does look like a perennial lobelia.  The old favourite purple leaved one is Queen Victoria, but there are some newer ones like Princess Scarlet and Black Truffle.

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Re: What could this perennial be?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 07:41 »
I have looked up those varieties and you are right! I got some lovely perennials in this batch -including  a huge fuschia and 2 different types of salvia (including the gorgeous black/purple one). Just got to decide where to put them now :)
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Re: What could this perennial be?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 18:21 »
Thank you snowdrops, but I think you all already had it  :)

It does look like a perennial lobelia.  The old favourite purple leaved one is Queen Victoria, but there are some newer ones like Princess Scarlet and Black Truffle.

Yes I'd forgotten about the queen Victoria one, its salvias that come in blues isn't it not lobelia's



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