Pamela F
Pamela F
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Asked on Aug 10, 2013

Please Help Me Identify These Plants If You Can

Laurie KSusieS
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I threw down some wild perennial seeds a couple of months ago. Thought they were a bust until I saw these. Honestly, I don't know if they are from the seeds or not but here they are.
please help me identify these plants if you can, gardening
please help me identify these plants if you can, gardening
please help me identify these plants if you can, gardening
please help me identify these plants if you can, gardening
please help me identify these plants if you can, gardening
please help me identify these plants if you can, gardening
Is this a butterfly weed or Joe Pye weed?
Is this a butterfly weed or Joe Pye weed?
13 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 11, 2013

    Pamela, the first two are definitely celosia. I'm afraid the others are not far enough along for me to tell.

  • Melissa
    on Aug 11, 2013

    The third one looks a lot like my Mexican petunia (grows tall, 3'-4', with nice blue-purple blooms) and the sixth one might be lantana (orange-yellow-red blooms).

  • Pamela F
    on Aug 11, 2013

    I have lantanas and it doesn't really looks like it. Its seems to have tiny buds on them. I was told it bloons orange flowers

  • Pamela F
    on Aug 11, 2013

    Can I transplant the celosia to a different area or do I need to wait til fall?

    • Douglas Hunt
      on Aug 11, 2013

      @Pamela F Celosia is an annual. Move it to where you want it now as it will be gone with a freeze.

  • Mikell Paulson
    on Aug 13, 2013

    It doesn't look like Lantana to me either! The one in three looks like wild fire weed!

  • Lumen Castaneda
    on Aug 13, 2013

    Yes, I was thinking the same about the third one being a weed.

  • Pamela F
    on Aug 14, 2013

    The third one is in fact petunia. It bloomed for me yesterday morning:-)

  • Jean DeSavage
    on Aug 15, 2013

    In #7 the green plant looks like a weed that I get in my garden. It spreads it's "legs" quickly and becomes a pain to get up. I'd like to know what the purple plant in the background is?

  • Anne Breen
    on Sep 11, 2013

    I call the purple perennial plant in #7 "Wandering Jew" it has tiny pink flowers. Here in Tucson AZ it dies back to the ground after a winter freeze, will grow in full summer sun and also tolerates shade. It will easily adapt to its environment and stem cuttings root easily in moist soil, once established it can even tolerate drought. GBYAY Anne Breen

  • Lumen Castaneda
    on Sep 11, 2013

    Sso sorry I have the first two picture in my garden only and I know they are celosia. The rest of the plant i cannot identify.

  • S
    on Jan 22, 2014

    The third one appears to be a butterfly weed, Asclepias. Probably pink in color as that varieties leaves are narrower. A very drought tolerant, later summer blooming, perennial. The fourth and fifth I would guess as a Balsam.

  • Susie
    on Jan 22, 2014

    purple plant in #7 is actually Setcresea pallida or purpurea (I have also seen it labelled as Tradescantia pal.)I was told by a local botanist that it was setcresea so that is what I am sticking with :-) - Mexican Hearts and Flowers or Purple Heart. I beat mine back to ground level every 2-3 years so it comes back nice and thick.

  • Laurie K
    on May 15, 2014

    Well, the ones with the yellow petals and big brown centers are Black-eyed Susans. The other flowers I am not sure about.

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