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Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by cylib, Feb 14, 2018.

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    cylib Apprentice Gardener

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    Bought Amaryllis seeds online from China. Seedlings growing definitely not Amaryllis. Contacted sellers and no respond! Can anyone please identify what plants are these?

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      I wonder if they've mixed up Amaryllis seeds with Carnatio├▒ seeds?
       
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        It was just these seeds and no amaryllis at all. No not carnations. It's base is very very thin and fragile and does not look like capable of standing up alone or try to climb
         
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          Welcome to the forum @cylib. I had thought Carnation or Pinks also as seedlings can be very weak, done them many times ... certainly not Amaryllis.
           
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            Leaves and stems are too darkj for Carnations/Pinks, however, from the same family they could be Sweet William or Sweet Wivelsfield. These have a more lax habit and the leaves have a darker/purplish tinge especially if they have datker coloured flowers
             
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              PSs , looking at them again, how about Gypsophila ( the perennial type ) ?
               
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                Does look a bit as gypsophila but its base is thread like and just cannot support its weight
                 
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                  Good morning @cylib my friend I took the liberty of an enlargement it might help our other friends ,hope you don't mind:smile:
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                    I don't mind. Hope plants agree :)
                    Thanks
                     
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                      My carnation seedlings look exactly like that. I have yet to get sturdy stems no matter what the packets claim!
                       
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                        You just let laying on a surface or tie them up on supports?
                         
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                          At right side pot you can see how thin base is
                           
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                            I tried staking them a few times and it doesn't really help. So I settle for anything growing over the side. I just love the smell of carnations!
                             
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                              I agree with @CanadianLori. Carnations are my favourite flower, closely followed by Freesias which freely seed themselves here, even in gravel!

                               
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                                My freesias just flowered and smell is all over tne place!
                                 
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