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Can anyone tell me what this plant is please.  I think it was grown from a seed sent to me a couple of years ago - something "Gigas".  It has just recently pushed up through the soil in the bog garden and looks incredibly healthy - approx. 3 - 6 inches tall so far. - although I may be totally wrong!

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,638
    Could it be Cephalaria Gigantea, the giant Scabious?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    Angelica gigas
  • I think nutcutlet has given it the correct name - I will try to remember to photograph again when the plant is in flower.  The fact that I planted it in the bog garden indicates that I was thinking that the damp soil would be the perfect place for the plant - I hope I have got that right.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,286
    Angelica do like a bog.
    They are funny in their flowering pattern, in that they can flower 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th year, but will then die 
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,614
    punkdoc said:
    Angelica do like a bog.
    They are funny in their flowering pattern, in that they can flower 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th year, but will then die 
    but they'll set a million seeds before they go.
    Devon.
  • That's good news punkdoc and Hosta - I like a plant that pays it's way and I if I remember correctly just 3 of the seeds germinated and now I just have this one plant showing so I will have to take special care of it - do they have any growing problems that I should look out for?
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