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AlisonjayneAlisonjayne KnottingleyPosts: 103
This has come from nowhere and there are at least 12 to 15 new plants that have popped up in one area. I thought it might be a version of a verbena, any thoughts?



Must stop buying more plants, repeat, must stop buying....

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    They do look verbena-ish. I know the tall one bord...something  does self seed but of course you would have had the plant in the first place to self seed.
  • AlisonjayneAlisonjayne KnottingleyPosts: 103
    I do have a verbena bonariensis in that area but I also have some smaller versions so it could be them.
    Must stop buying more plants, repeat, must stop buying....
  • Definitely verbena Bonariensis, without a doubt.
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Quite possible, if they grow really tall it's the one I can't spell!
  • AlisonjayneAlisonjayne KnottingleyPosts: 103
    They have shot up and came out of nowhere!
    Must stop buying more plants, repeat, must stop buying....
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Tall one more likely. They are lovely airy plants so ok at front, middle or back if a border.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,313
    Yes - bonariensis. Mine had turned up their toes by December, but I noticed a tiny little seedling in the raised border which gets most protection from other plants. 
    Yours may have seeded in from another garden. Mine frequently produce seed a fair distance away - depends which way the wind blows in your plot! 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • AlisonjayneAlisonjayne KnottingleyPosts: 103
    Fairygirl said:
    Yes - bonariensis. Mine had turned up their toes by December, but I noticed a tiny little seedling in the raised border which gets most protection from other plants. 
    Yours may have seeded in from another garden. Mine frequently produce seed a fair distance away - depends which way the wind blows in your plot! 
    That's what has happened!
    I remember next door had them just the other side of the fence and they were glorious and tall, they must have sent the seeds over.
    Must stop buying more plants, repeat, must stop buying....
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