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Can anyone tell me if they know what this plant is ?
I believed I had planted a foxglove last summer. It grew into a round shape with loads of leaves but didn't do anything else. This year it just keeps growing and growing ! People are now stopping and staring as they walk past. So any help would be much appreciated.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,782
    It certainly looks like a very large, slightly eccentric foxglove ... it’ll be amazing when it flowers ... looking forward to more photographs! 😊 
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  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    It could be a giant verbascum, has yellow flowers
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,073
    Did you buy any magic beans recently?
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  • SheleenSheleen Posts: 51
    edited June 2019
    Oh My Gosh!!! Thats HUGE! lol. Do verbascum not have greyish leaves though? It'll be amazing to see what the flowers are like :)
    Reminds me a little bit of that massive flower that a couple grew in great Yarmouth... think that was echium? wrong leaves though ... possibly lol
  • I will post another picture in a couple of weeks. The stems width must be about 2 inches so far, so I don't think the wind will blow it over anytime soon.
    I cut some of the leaves this winter as it hadn't stopped growing from summer, however I now wonder if it has mutated in some way. I have grown tall foxgloves before approx.6 feet, but the leaves have always been a small collection at the bottom. So if this has yet to 'flower' it could grow another 3 feet lol !!!!
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,642
    Good photo here which shows it in full flower. That should wow the neighbours!
  • Gosh Steephill you might be right ! Wow it's leaves are a lot higher on mine so might have a bit to go yet. Ha ! Well that's something to look forward to 😂
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,214
    I think verbascum too, and a splendid one it is!
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  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057

    Ksutherland88  you will need to save the seeds as it's a beauty plant. I'm trying to find out if there is a smaller one about 2 ft tall as I have a cluster in the corner of the garden, I'm going by the leaves.
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