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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,455
    edited June 2019
    Not astilbe ... not in a million years. 
    Whoever told you that shouldn’t be working in
    a garden centre 😢 

    Looking forward to seeing the flowers ...
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 1,827
    edited June 2019
    Astilbe  :D:D tell them you want a refund, if thats a astible I'll eat my keyboard or try  ;)
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,780
    Perki said:
    Astilbe  :D:D tell them you want a refund, if thats a astible I'll eat my keyboard or try  ;)
    You might need one of those edible keyboards.  ;)  

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • EltioEltio Posts: 16
    Several months on, and I'm no nearer an ID. This is what they look like now, about to flower. Any suggestions?
    PS Yes, I got the right plants in the end
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 2,839
    It reminds me of Eupatorium (Joe Pye weed) but I don't think the leaves are quite right.
  • EltioEltio Posts: 16
    I agree. We've got Hemp Agrimony all over the place, so I'll have a better look tomorrow. Thanks for the idea. I suppose it could be a Eupatorium cultivar?
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,909
    I'll 2nd JennyJ's ID ; looks to me like Eupatorium maculatum 'Purpureum' .
  • EltioEltio Posts: 16
    That's good. I'm convinced. I've never bothered with Eupatorium because I tend to spend time pulling up E. cannabinum, which loves the conditions round here.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 2,661
    edited August 2019
    Quote Eltio.....PS Yes, I got the right plants in the end

    I am extremely confused.
    The plant in first pic is not the same plant as 2nd pic.
    1st plant has leaves opposite .
    2nd plant the leaves are not opposite.
    That nursery is hopeless..neither plant is  Astilbe or Tiarella.
    Demand a full refund and then never go back to them.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,358
    It's slightly worrying that someone running a nursery can't see that plant isn't an Astilbe, and presumably couldn't see it isn't a Tiarella either. They're both common plants   :/

    Or maybe he's simply a chancer, like those seed sellers on eBay.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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