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Unidentified Asteraceae

  • Unidentified Asteraceae
  • Unidentified Asteraceae

Anybody able to put a name on this for me please?

Comments (4)

  1. Grower

    David Gibbs

    think I've narrowed it down to Gaillardia?

  2. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    You could be right, David - if the foliage is hairy (which I can't see for certain in your photos) then it is probably Gaillardia.

    Presumably this is an odd one that has just popped up? They are usually described as short-lived, and in the UK they're normally used as annuals: they do set seed, but as most of the bedding plants we would buy are F1 hybrids, the seedling won't be as bright and beautiful as the bought ones.

    So if you have bought them in previous years (or if your neighbours have!) then this could be a stray seedling for you to enjoy!

  3. Grower

    David Gibbs

    Thanks Rachel, Foliage is hairy. I grew them from seed but did not see the parent plant in flower. Had a high germination rate, is that usual for a hybrid?

  4. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Hi David - hairy foliage, definitely Gaillardia!

    Seeds that we buy are more or less guaranteed to germinate, that's why we pay such high prices for them: but self-collected seed can also have good germination rates, so no, that's not really unusual, as such - it's just that the seedlings won't be quite the same as the parent plant.

    It looks pretty enough!

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