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



  • B3B3 Posts: 27,293
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,298
    Yes.  Pretty, but if it likes you it'll seed everywhere...
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,454
    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: 27,293
    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: 12,454
    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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