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Help please to identify plant, it’s been growing overwinter and has no flowers


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,322
    edited 10 May
    Possibly an Echium pininana?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,865
    It has flower buds, it will flower this year, set seed then die.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • carletonexoticcarletonexotic YorkshirePosts: 66
    Second vote for echium. Could flower this year or next.
    An exotic jungle garden in West Yorkshire: 
    is there any possibility that its avocado?
    thanks for the assistance
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,865
    It will flower this year, I can see the buds in it.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

    Thanks Lyn
  • The Bird LadyThe Bird Lady Posts: 171
    The bees will go mad for the flowers.  Watch out when it dies back, you'll need gloves to handle the leaves, they have little needles.  Don't be surprised if you get more next year, they are very good at re-seeding themsleves.  I'm guessing one of your neighbours has probably had one.  We've grown them every year, we used to have to cover them up during winter but they seem to get through without that these days (milder winters).  
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