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I thought I had sown Alium purple sensation, but obviously not. What is this attractive little plant?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,051
    redshank. Weed
  • Thanks for that info. Shame to dump it as it is quite pretty. I will check to see how prolific it is. Thanks again.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited June 2020
    Unfortunately, it looks like one of the weedy Persicarias called Redshank (Persicaria maculosa) and probably not something you want to let loose in your garden by letting it seed:
    It is quite pretty though.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks Bob,
    looks like it is destined for the compost bin before it sets seed. Just been on the website you have highlighted. Thanks
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