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I didn't get a reply to my last post  :(   so trying again. I know I asked a while ago but I have new photos of my mystery plant - which is getting quite tall. Someone suggested that it's Lavatera but I have my doubts. It has developed buds - as in photo. The leaves are very soft and velvety. Thanks folks.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,278
    Certainly looks like Mallow family.
    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
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,901
    Hello Lyn🙋🏻‍♀️   Haven’t seen you for a while, hope all going well for in your home and garden.
    I have no idea what you plant is, but I would say by the rapid growth that it’s weed, definitely not Lavertera, maybe wait until the flower pops open, but it looks like something that’s going to spread seeds everywhere!  
    It may be something beautiful and rare😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433
    Probably Malva sylvestris?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,901
    They are huge big buds on the top for a Malva,  they flower all the way up the stem, and I didn’t think they had soft furry leaves? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,901
    Are those lovely flowers going to emerge from that huge bud? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553
    I think it is a cluster...
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374
    It looks to me like Lavatera olbia, hybrid or cultivar
  • Apologies for late 'thank yous' for everyone's input. Here is latest photo (Nutcutlet!) I still don't know where it came from!
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