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I started some foxglove seeds back in June - 4 are now looking good but I’ve one that is entirely different and definitely not a foxglove! I’m thinking tomato? I didn’t plant any this year so not sure how it’s got there! Is it even worth growing at this late stage in the year? I did some verbena next to them but it doesn’t look like those either 🤔


  • Sorry, it's neither a foxglove or a tomato.
  • Any ideas??
  • I'd suggest Teasel, especially if those hairy looking spikes on the leaves are atall 'aggressive' when you handle them?? Watch out - 2nd year growth on my examples can reach 8ft before flowering with a 'thistle-like' head (seeds are loved by goldfinch though!). Enjoy!!
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,702
    No, I don't think  Teasel either. I am thinking Verbena -ish.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,247
    definitely not teasel and i don't think it's verbena but it does have an ish about it but certainly not VB
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I started a load of verbena seeds next to the foxgloves but only one germinated! It doesn’t look like this so one or the other is an imposter or could be a variant?
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,247
    Do the leaves smell of lemon? I was just weeding and came across some lemon balm seedlings that looked quite like your seedling. It has slightly hairy leaves too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Ah, thanks for thinking of my dilemma! No, no lemon smell. I took another photo because it’s grown a bit and Picture This now thinks it marijuana! 
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    No it's not marijuana.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,247
    No new photo
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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