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What is this?

We have a plant which has taken ages to start regrowing this year and we have absolutely no idea what it is. It looks like it’s trying to take over as it’s spread in every direction. Can anyone identify it from the attached pic?


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,287
    I have verbena rigida that looks very similar.
    It spreads around a bit (by roots just under the surface), but I wish mine would spread around more, it's a lovely plant for summer

    Billericay - Essex

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,457
    I was thinking something like Verbena bonariensis, but l think @Pete.8 is correct.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,307
    It's not VB. 😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,457
    I know @B3 , l've just been out to look at mine !  :)
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 3,437

    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,415
    I agree with @Pete.8, verbena rigida. I’ve grown one from seed, it flowered nicely last year, and this spring there were shoots everywhere around it. The furthest one around 50 cm away. It had travelled under the ground and all these new shoot were connected to the main plant. It had to go unfortunately.
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