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Can anyone please identify this plant?

LesleyHLesleyH Posts: 124
I saw this in an advert for gravel paths and there was no name for the plant. It’s so pretty! Can anyone please help? I think it would look so nice along my narrow path



  • OwlbearOwlbear Posts: 49
    edited May 2020
    To me it looks like a Spiraea of some sort. Maybe Spiraea Japonica?

  • LesleyHLesleyH Posts: 124
    Thank you Owlbear! That’s exactly it, just looked that up. Many thanks. Hm... not sure whether to use it, have heard Spiraea can be invasive? Newbie to gardening here! Thanks again x
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,331
    This one is invasive .flowers for a fortnight then is covered in dead blossom.. Looks at, best, dull for the rest of the year.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LesleyHLesleyH Posts: 124
    Thank youB3, I’ll avoid that one. I love the ‘keen but lazy’ !
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,331
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 958
    edited May 2020
    Spirea douglasii  is a monster. When we moved in there was a whole area of it - about 3m by 4m. Roots were like a solid fibrous carpet - nightmare to get out 😳 Our tree surgeon ran their stump grinder over it for us, we couldn’t get a spade through it before that
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
  • LesleyHLesleyH Posts: 124
    Thank you! I’ll definitely be giving that one a miss! 
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,536
    I think the Spirea in your picture could be 'Little Princess'.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • LesleyHLesleyH Posts: 124
    Yes! Thank you madpenguin, that’s it! 
    Now to find one where I’m not charged the earth for p and p! 

    Thanks everyone, your help much appreciated.
  • EnnylEnnyl Posts: 24
    I'd recommend:

    Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion'

    If you want a blowsy border to your path - flowers from May to Oct - self seeds but easy to remove seedlings. Stays as a green mound through winter, then give it a hard trim in March. Or can wait and do Chelsea Chop.
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