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Unidentified plant

This appeared in a friend's garden last year but we've no idea what it is. Photo shows this year's growth, the cut stems are bamboo-like hollow. Flowers appear july/August very small, white inside and purple outside, in clusters that hang down like upside-down lupins 3 - 4 inches long. We've discounted Japanese knotwood because it lacks the purple flecks on the stems and the flowers are the wrong colour.  Any ideas?


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,114
    Leycesteria formosa.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,710
    As berghill says, aka Himalayan honeysuckle.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,263
    edited June 2018
    It might be Himalayan honeysuckle but I'm not sure about the leaves.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Thanks all, my friend has confirmed her plant looks like it fits your answers.
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