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Please can you identify this plant


Please can you help me with this invader, it has appeared in two places. It growing at the back of a border, it is about 6 to 8 foot tall and droops over my plants.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,067

    Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle) ; popular but self seeds ; there is a yellow leaved form which is fairly decent ; 'Golden Showers' is the variety .

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,067

    PS  Was meant to read 'Golden Lanterns' ; thinking of something else at the time ......Duuh!!image

  • Thank you Paul B3. That's it! Just have to decide what to do with it now. 

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

    You were thinking of climbing roses Paul B3, I'm sure you were, there's a climbing rose with that name imageimage

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,067


    Most likely , much appreciated !image

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