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Can you identify these flowers please!


By teds


Hi all, we went for a walk in Connaught gardens in Sidmouth today and I came across these two plants growing in the beds. Can anyone identify them please, as I would like to bye them. I just loved the orange flowers on the bush never seen one of these before. Both plants are growing outside in the gardens. I think the purple one looks a bit like a thistle of some sort, probable from the size it may of originated from Africa? or maybe it could be from the artichoke family? Thanks Teds :-)

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The orange flower is a variety of abutilon (and may not be hardy)
The second one looks like cynara cardunculus (cardoon)

24 Aug, 2014


Thank you Andrew, I will now go and google them right now!
found the Abutilon pictum 'Gold Dust' it is not frost hardy but is an evergreen so I may try one in a pot and bring it inside if the weather turns bad. Found the other one to, but the one we saw today was the size of a dinner plate?

24 Aug, 2014


Hi Teds ... Lovely photos ...
interesting to see ..

25 Aug, 2014


Hi Terratoonie, Yes I think as we live in Devon the climate is very mild, so lots of tender plants grow here. I left all my bedding geraniums out over winter in the dell and they all have come up and are now in full bloom.

26 Aug, 2014


Amazing how the climate varies around the UK !

26 Aug, 2014

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