Plant ID please
purpletreacle Posts: 49
These clumps of flower spikes have appeared in my front garden this year. They may have been in a packet of wild-flower seeds I scattered. Some have pale pink flowers, others deep purple. Most are 100-150cm tall.
1. Could anyone tell me what they are? I was thinking maybe some kind of Veronica, but the leaves are very narrow.
Possibly mutants of some Veronicastrum seeds from my neighbour? (but each stem has a single flower spike and I always think of Veronicastrum as candelabra-like).
2. I'd like an idea of how long they may go on flowering... there are smaller stems emerging from the clump and I wonder whether I should deadhead/cut down the tallest stems, which are now beginning to set seed, to let the new growth have its turn?
3. If the show is over, I would save some seeds.. should I cut and dry them now or leave them to ripen?
4. If I re-sow them next spring will they flower in the same season, or not until the following year?
Thank you, you wonderful knowledgeable people!
Could be the Veronica behind it, can’t see too well
While Linaria purpurea Springside white .....has white flowers.