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thought this might be a nice plant,have it in front and rear garden beds,looks like flower bud will turn into a lovely pink and white flower,but alas it never opens any more than in photo on any of the plants,it is about 3feet tall hardy and a strong grower,I am about to dig them up,but would like an id if possibleimageimageimage


  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    Just pinging for another chance of help... Could it be a gentian ?

  • Thanks dw,Had a look at gentians,cant rule them out.but would not of thought of them being that tough in uk winters,these come through anything winter throws at them,this is a picture of a stem pulled up this morning and stuck in a pot to take pic,it might be a bit clearer,hope that helps,it is over a metre tall,hope that it might help id it for certain,any more ideas welcomeimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    could we have a photo of them growing? stood back a bit so we can see the whole clump

    Are they buds or finished and closed up flowers?

    What are the roots like, individual plants or a joined together mass?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • that was a good thought nut,dug up plant in pic,horrible runner type roots,might even be a weed,flower buds show as if they will be white,as they open they show a pink and white colour,they never open anymore than in earlier pics,hence my disappointment in them even more so now i have seen the invasive looking roots,but would still love an id though,no imageidea whereimage i got plant from.

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    imageThis is a gentian I have had growing in a pot for some years.

    The flowers don't open up any further........a bit like your white one gg

    SW Scotland
  • Hi Joyce21,Thanks for your pic,they are a lovely colour and do sound the same,Dw also thought gentians too,

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