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Plant Identification ? - any ideas please ?

hutchmanhutchman Posts: 39
My daughter and husband recently moved into their new home and have come across this plant quite happily growing in the shady part of the garden. Looks very pretty but I wonder if it might be a bit invasive as there are signs of multiple plants emerging. Any help will be much appreciated - thanks


  • kleipieperkleipieper Posts: 563
    edited May 2018
    Seeds itself everywhere if you let it, but easy to pull up if not wanted.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    It looks like Centaurea Montana. Not sure if they're invasive, as I have never grown them.
  • hutchmanhutchman Posts: 39
    Thanks to you all, yes I'm sure thats the one. Will pass on information. Grateful thanks.
    Have a good gardening day   :) 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,052
    One of my favourite plants ... great for bees and butterflies ... not what I'd call invasive ... just a 'good do-er'.  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,448
    Easy to pull out if you don't like them. Ants often farm on them though.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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