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Weed or seed?

floraltipsfloraltips Posts: 89
Are these penstemon seedlings or willowherb. They are growing at the base of a dead fushia that needs to come out so thought I'd check first.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,851
    I think weed. I have never had penstemon  self seed in the garden.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • floraltipsfloraltips Posts: 89
    Thought so Fidget. I know cuttings are the way to go with penstemon but these are close to one so thought I had struck it lucky. Thank you.
  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553
    My penstemon self-seeds but the bugs eat them all.
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,438
    Looks like rosebay to me, so I will also say weed
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845
    Rosebay willow 
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364
    looks like willowherb but not Rosebay
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,861
    Having just cut my penstemons down I found some had layered. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • floraltipsfloraltips Posts: 89
    Thank you all for the replies. 
    @Lyn ..lucky you.
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