Plant ID please

SalsmithySalsmithy Posts: 18
hello all, I was pretty sure these were something i’d Planted but now they are starting to flower I’m pretty sure they’re weeds. Can anyone help me?

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,379
    Hesperis matronalis
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • SalsmithySalsmithy Posts: 18
    Thanks for that, I’ve just read it’s a bit of a rogue so bye bye Hesperis matronis. 😀
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 13,928
    I think it’s  lovely, I wouldn’t pull it out.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BiljeBilje Posts: 415
    I don't find it a rogue at all, it does set seed so just dead head it when the flowers go "over" it's a short lived perennial and easily pulled out if it's in the wrong place. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,858
    Definitely a keeper.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,564
    Wonderful plant ... wouldn’t be without it ... amazing perfume on warm evenings ... fantastic for night flying pollinators and easy to grow ...and beautiful ...  what’s not to like?

     I’ve even got a clump growing in the veg patch among my broad beans ... and the pollinators have all find their job on them 😊 





    The perfume out out there just now is amazing 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 7,150
    Another vote for keeping this plant - it's a beauty, smells gorgeous, pollinators adore it.  It does seed happily but any seedlings  can be easily whipped out if necessary.
  • SalsmithySalsmithy Posts: 18
    Thank you for the advice everyone. It looks amazing in the pictures, maybe it can stay 😀
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,564
    👍 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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