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Hi folks, I'm new to this. Could anyone identify this plant for me please? Many thanks Tony.



  • B3B3 Posts: 24,484
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 7,950
    Yes.  Pretty, but if it likes you it'll seed everywhere...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,178
    edited July 2019
    Welcome Tony  :) As B3 says, it's valerian otherwise known as centranthus ruber .
  • Thanks Anni, 
  • HazybHazyb Posts: 336
    It's a slightly battered looking Centranthus Ruber.

    It self seeds very freely but the seedlings are easy to pull up and to avoid that dead head the flowers as they go over.  I like it a lot. Others do not.

  • This was pulled from a crack in the path and the lady told me that it does go a bit mad. My wife and I do like i.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,484
    They come in red and white as well
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • HazybHazyb Posts: 336
    Here is mine with a rose.

    The rose is in a pot and the centranthus is in a gap at the bottom of the fence. 

  • That looks great. I actually was given 3 but my delinquent dog nicked 2 before I had chance to plant them.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,178
    Bless, obviously trying to help!
    Main thing with them is to keep deadheading, they will set seed in the blink of an eye .
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