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Hi - this grows to about 1 metre and has yellow flowers - any ideas please as to what it may be

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,800
    What sort of yellow flowers? If daisy like then could be a rudbeckia of some sort.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • I can't really remember what the flowers looked like - but I know they didn't strike me as being rudbeckia, as I already have some rudbeckia growing
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,800
    Lysimachia punctata? Not easy to know from such young leaves and no flowers.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,008
    Or one of the verbascums?
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,425
    Helianthus? One of the more popular varieties is Lemon Queen. Just a guess because mine isn't as far along as that, and grows taller than a metre.

    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Thanks everyone - I think JennyJ you could be right, as I googled Helianthus Lemon Queeen and I vaguely remember the flowers being like those, or similar anyway
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,008
    My Lemon Queen gets to a memorable height.  Not a shy, retiring plant.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,800
    But you said 1 metre tall and you couldn't remember what the flowers looked like. Lemon Queen is 2 metres tall and has daisy like flowers.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • sorry Busy-Lizzie, in hindsight I think the plant could have been 1.5m approx and daisy like flowers sounds about right
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,425
    Lemon Queen doesn't make 2 m here on the dry sandy soil (maybe 1.5 or a bit more in a good year, a bit less last year when it was so dry) but they have it at Harlow Carr where it's wetter and theirs are huge compared to mine. Plus the one in the picture looks as if it's in a pot, so wouldn't have reached its full potential.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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