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Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
The label has faded. It looks a little thuggish, so I'd be grateful for an ID.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,542
    centaurea montana springs to mind, or maybe one of the oenothera ( evening primrose ) ??
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,036
    Or possibly Hesperis matronalis?

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

  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Doesn't look quite right for an evening primrose, so I'd go with Centaurea.
  • Don’t think it’s centaurea the leaves are shiny on centaurea.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,852
    Hostafan1 said:
    centaurea montana springs to mind,?
    I’ll go with that as well,  got a few here. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,339
    Me too.
    Centaurea [ perennial cornflower ], i think.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    Thank you all very much. I've checked my diary and I did buy some centaurea montana in Oct 2017, and I also grew Hesperis (purple and white versions) last year. Given the size of it, perhaps it is the centaurea. Love the way people here help the less informed. Thanks again.
  • Pot herbPot herb Posts: 43
    That should read 'grew Hesperis from seed'. Thanks again everyone.
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