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

Big Blue SkyBig Blue Sky Posts: 580
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 west central ScotlandPosts: 35,520
    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....

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,843
    Could also be Chrysanthemums.
    Walk out to winter, swear I'll be there.
    Chill will wake you, high and dry
    You'll wonder why.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,598
    punkdoc said:
    Could also be Chrysanthemums.
    I'd agree. Look at the leaf in the bottom left corner.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,833
    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 East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,057
    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
    “It's not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing it.” ― Terry Pratchett
  • 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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