Can anyone tell me what this plant is? I put in a wildflower mix from Martha Stewart and only this and cosmos and forget me nots came up. It's about 3 1/2 feet tall...
I don't have a leaf in front of me to compare (it's dark outside and an owl is hooting..lol) but could it be Nicandra, which should be blooming now?
Thanks, Trish.. no blooms yet... but it was planted later than everything else in the garden, there was a blank spot (horrors!) and I wanted to put some flowers behind my herbs... will research nicandra and see what I come up with.
My neighbors have it in their yard, they call it Hipocrite, false poinsettia.
Jerseyguy, you are right, it does look like pigweed... more than anything else I have tried to match it up with (of course I threw away the seed packet, naughty me
I'm going to let it stay for a while and see if it blooms... I hope it is Nicandra, I could use a little blue in my garden, that's a color I forgot to put in there...
Thanks for the link. Actually, a lot of those buggers look familiar.... YIKES!
Here's a pic of nicandra, http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/poison/Nicanph.htm The leaf venation is altogether different (as is the shape of the leaves) than your plant.
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yep, you are right about that, plus the color is WAY off.
This plant is actually a chartreusey color and there are edges of a rusty red on the inner leaves.
I don't know if I should yank it or what.
God bless you for your help, Jerseyguy,