Plant ID forum: What is this, or whats happening?

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Name: Pamela Gregory
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PamelaLynn77
Aug 23, 2017 9:14 AM CST
Please check out new pictures in follow up post... as od 08/25/17 I have no idea what rhis plant is! Its been growing since February. I started inside before summer.
I dont know how to make a long story short but I'm gonna try.
February 2016 I bought a fairy making kit from a dollar store.
I planted it inside of course. Im b6a zone?.
Anyways it had 5 different types of seeds in it the pack all together. So i planted them and they grew. Obviously the light wasnt strong enough and the plants seem to get stunted or idk what happen , I only remember coleus was in the pack of seeds. Idk what else and here it is today!!!!!!!
What is this??? It wont bloom but often looks as if its preparing to.. idk please help.
I've kept it healthy as I could all summer not knowing a darn thing about the plant. Atleast kinda happy I guess.
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Please dont tell me they are weeds I'll be so embarrassed
I dont see how that would have happened considering they were inside for months unless oh idk.... frustrating.
I grew this for a child gratefully they didnt know what it was going to look like so I can fake one.
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Name: Janine
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janinilulu
Aug 23, 2017 6:08 PM CST
Looks like an Oenothera to me.
Name: Pamela Gregory
Md (Zone 6b)
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PamelaLynn77
Aug 24, 2017 4:10 AM CST
Janin I searched the name you shared and got this;
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If this is correct I think the leaves are smaller but idk at all so, Ill keep searching for different photos and see if I find some more similar to my plant.
Thanks alot for all your help. Group hug :grouphug: Group hug
Name: Janine
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janinilulu
Aug 24, 2017 7:02 AM CST
There are lots of Oenothera species: compare yours to O. biennis/Common Evening Primrose.
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islander
Aug 24, 2017 12:57 PM CST
I agree with the yellow flowering Oenothera biennis
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Name: Pamela Gregory
Md (Zone 6b)
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PamelaLynn77
Aug 25, 2017 2:05 PM CST
So like this?
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Ïmy new pics today of unknown plant.



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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Aug 25, 2017 2:20 PM CST
Could this be Comfrey? Symphytum officinale. Maybe?
Name: Pamela Gregory
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PamelaLynn77
Aug 25, 2017 2:29 PM CST
Getting closer it looks like!!!!!
Leaves are even bigger. And dont seem to be taken on any height....
Did you notice how it seem to make individual sections, as if it would then grow a flower in each one but didnt??
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Aug 25, 2017 2:38 PM CST
Comfrey flowers in Spring. Are those leaves fuzzy? I'm not sure if Comfrey blooms 1st year or not.

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Aug 25, 2017 3:42 PM CST
I think it looks like Lacinato kale, or a similar kale. Although, I don't know what that has to do with a fairy making garden?

Kale (Brassica oleracea 'Lacinato')

Or could it be some kind of Romaine lettuce?
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Name: Sue
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Aug 25, 2017 3:50 PM CST
PamelaLynn77 said:Getting closer it looks like!!!!!
Leaves are even bigger. And dont seem to be taken on any height....
Did you notice how it seem to make individual sections, as if it would then grow a flower in each one but didnt??


Oenothera biennis is a biennial plant (hence the specific epithet biennis). That means it forms a rosette of leaves in its first year and then flowers in its second year. So you wouldn't expect to see it flower the first year from seed.

Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 25, 2017 4:14 PM CST
PamelaLynn77 said:
February 2016 I bought a fairy making kit from a dollar store.

... it had 5 different types of seeds in it the pack all together.


Let's go back to the beginning, please.
What is a fairy making kit?
and which dollar store?
Did you save the packaging?
If a package contained seeds they should be identified on the label.

Your plant or plants look like they could be almost anything from Kale to Oenothera to lettuce or something else. Please tell me this kit you purchased was not imported from China.

I don't have photos of kale or lettuce but here is my photo of Oenothera biennis first year rosette.
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Aug 25, 2017 5:42 PM CST
Okay, I see the resemblance to first year rosette of Oenothera bienni. Thumbs up

more pictures from google search ~
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Name: Janine
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janinilulu
Aug 25, 2017 6:32 PM CST
[quote="PamelaLynn77"]So like this?
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This looks more like O. fruticosa/Sundrops.

Name: Pamela Gregory
Md (Zone 6b)
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PamelaLynn77
Aug 26, 2017 10:39 PM CST
Oh.. "I see.... said the dead man to his deaf wife."

It is the yellow evening Primerose.... Of course I had no idea it took two years to bloom and looks different the 2nd year. A learning gardener forever!! !! I can change my name to Newbie Lynn.
Lol thanks a million to all of you for steering me in the right path. Your always so RIGHT! Lol even if you have to convince me to stop 2nd guessing you all.. everytime I do that Im proven silly. My nice word for wrong. Lol
Ok seriously thanks everyone! Happy gardening! !!


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Name: Pamela Gregory
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PamelaLynn77
Sep 11, 2017 12:15 PM CST
New question same plant. Any suggestions on how to handle these potted primerose. . For winter?
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1 st year plant.

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