SOLVED: from a wildflower mix...

Silver Lake, OH(Zone 5b)

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...

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Philadelphia, PA(Zone 6b)

I don't have a leaf in front of me to compare (it's dark outside and an owl is but could it be Nicandra, which should be blooming now?

Silver Lake, OH(Zone 5b)

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.


God bless,

Toadsuck, TX(Zone 7a)

My neighbors have it in their yard, they call it Hipocrite, false poinsettia.


Princeton, NJ(Zone 6a)

I hate to say it but it looks like pigweed to me. I don't think Martha would approve! Here's a link to some pigweed pix. Check out the two on the left second up from the bottom......

Silver Lake, OH(Zone 5b)

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!

God bless

Princeton, NJ(Zone 6a)

Here's a pic of nicandra, The leaf venation is altogether different (as is the shape of the leaves) than your plant.

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Silver Lake, OH(Zone 5b)

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,

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