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hey Guys

im hoping there’s someone out there that can tell me what this is. I know it’s a long shot as it’s not in flower but I think flowers from spring-summer on a stem 30-50cm height with clusters of white/yellow flowers.

leaves turn a bit black as the season ends.

have got the in the garden but seems to be getting a bit much. Should I divide in the spring?

Hope you can help

sorry cant work out how to rotate the pics.

Andyimageimage

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,403

    Sisyrinchium striatum 

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1838

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    Mine's going to be divided in the spring.

    Last edited: 02 November 2017 14:27:58

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  • Great thanks for the response.

    havent Divided it before but looks like the type of plant that just pulls apart replacing just one of the different layer groups.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,403

    I'm going to dig mine up, discard the centre of the clumps which are the older plants, and replant the ones from around the edge.  I find it self-seeds readily too so there are several little "replacements in waiting"  image

    They look very scruffy when the leaves start to go black after flowering, so I chop them back at that stage ... they soon grow lots of new leaves which still go black eventually but they do stay looking better for longer. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,375

    I do as Dove, let them seed and discard the old black ones

  • We have them growing around our new pond, the flowers aren't that exciting, but they add colour and texture to the area.

  • Thanks for all the info. We’ll see how it all goes in the spring.

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