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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: 31,664
    centaurea montana springs to mind, or maybe one of the oenothera ( evening primrose ) ??
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,480
    Or possibly Hesperis matronalis?
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  • 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 DevonPosts: 19,935
    Hostafan1 said:
    centaurea montana springs to mind,?
    I’ll go with that as well,  got a few here. 
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,344
    Me too.
    Centaurea [ perennial cornflower ], i think.
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  • 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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