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Very tall, very late flowering plant - do you recognise it?

Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 689
edited December 2019 in Plants
Hi, I noticed these beautiful flowers behind somebody’s fence, through a trellis on top of an 6ft fence. So the plant must be about 7ft. Flowers really late, this picture (sorry not of a great quality) was taken mid-November. 
I would love to have one of those, considering the beautiful colour, large flowers and the very late flowering season. 
Does anybody know what is the name of this lovely plant please?



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,149
    Look like they could be Dahlias of some kind.  :)
    They flower until frost hits them, but some areas don't get much frost, so they continue flowering.
    Someone else might have a different suggestion though.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,726
    Could also be Chrysanthemums.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053
    punkdoc said:
    Could also be Chrysanthemums.
    I'd agree. Look at the leaf in the bottom left corner.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,944
    I agree with Chrysanths as well. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thank you everybody for your responses. I have been searching the net for “tall chrysanthemums” but haven’t found anything similar yet. Will try specialist nurseries. 
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,653
    edited December 2019
    Tender chrysanths, and especially the 'spray' types, can get very tall if they are planted out early in the season and not 'stopped' in late summer to keep them short, so you may not see that sort of height in the plant's official description
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Thank you @raisingirl - that totally makes sense. I have now searched for “Late Spray” and found one that looks just the same! xx
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