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Hi , this popped up in my garden and not knowing what it is I potted it up and it grew into this , does anyone recognise what it is please ?.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504
    It looks like an amaranthus
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    edited September 2018
    it could be Basil. Does it smell of anything? 

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  • Thank you Pete and Lyn , looking at your images it does seem more like Agastache , those green spikes you see on it have been green for around 3 weeks now and are not hinting at turning another colour , does your Agastache start of Green Lyn and do the spikes take some time to gain colour ?
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,211
    Not Agastache.
    Could be Amaranthus.
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    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
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  • I guess i'm going to have to play the waiting game and see if it develops any colour in those spikes , it has similarities with Amaranthus but also with Agastache .
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504
    The leaves of agastache have a very distinctive smell - it's not an agastache
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,435
    At least you know it's something beginning with 'A' ;)
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Alien ? lol.
  • I have found it thanks to being pointed to Amarynthus , it is this one I believe https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/urban-forager-amaranth-in-abundance/

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504
    Looks more like Amaranthus Green Thumb
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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