Please name this plant

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  1. Davemed

    Davemed New Seed

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    I have had a plant given to me but I have no idea what it is. Can anyone name it please and what care it needs. Thank you.
     

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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    The foliage looks like Stachys byzantia but the buds don't seem to match that.
    https://www.gardenstew.com/plantstew/505350

    If nobody has recognized it by the time the blooms open, seeing the open blooms should solve the mystery.
     
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    Palustris Young Pine

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    Has the look, in bud, of one of the Helichrysums.
     
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    rose campion Lychnis coronaria
     
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  6. Davemed

    Davemed New Seed

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    Hello purpleinopp,
    I will have to wait till it blooms.
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    I was looking at similar plants, Paulustris, Xerochrysum, but didn't find a match there. I go the same feeling about what the flowers will look like, that will bloom from buds that look that. A lot of petals small in a ray shape, I think...

    Somebody may recognize it sooner. Ya' never know who might pop by and what they recognize.
     
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    Hi Davemed,..looks like Lambs Ears ' Stachys Byzantia ',..as described by Purpleinpot and i agree with her the buds are not the same,..Palustris is on the right track,.. with one of the Helichrysums i would put my money on it being a Helichrysum 'Ruby Cluster' or sometimes called 'Straw Flower ' over here,..produces pink flowers from the red buds,..we grow it along the side of paths or borders with good drained soil,..a sun loving plant.
     
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    It could be a fejoia. We also call it a pineapple guava. The buds resemble fejoia
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    TY for the follow-up! Did the buds on your plant separate into smaller, multiple buds? I could only find pics showing about 6 buds at the tip of each stalk.
     
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    Hello purpleinopp.
    As above the plant is definitely Ruby Cluster ( here : Helichrysum 'Ruby Cluster". You can see it here : https://garden.org/plants/view/118811/Straw-Flower-Helichrysum-Ruby-Cluster/
    The stems have between three to six buds. But the buds do not look as if they are multiples. I got the plant off a friend and the buds were drooping at the time and still are. Though the plant is healthy.
    Davemed
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Probably by this time next year, you'll have ideal specimens! It sounds like you can see the individual buds, per inflorescence, in person. TY for the follow-up. The pics looked like each inflo. had only 1 bud at the top, to me, not a "cluster." :+)
     
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    Hello purpleinopp,
    Really looking forward to next year with Ruby Cluster. Out today planting spring bulbs in tubs. Alliums and Fritillary's ( thats if the rain stops !!. )
     
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