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  • JayteJayte Posts: 3

    Hi, can anyone identify this wonderful plant that I spotted on a recent visit to a Dorset garden. Its so good I really must have some.

                   many thanks 

  • izzy8izzy8 Posts: 147

    Hi,  how tall was it? it looks like one of the Helianthus varieties, Lemon Queen is a possibility

  • izzy8izzy8 Posts: 147

    Hi Jayte, how tall was it?  it looks like one of the Helianthus varieties. Lemon Queen is a possibility

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,653

    I agree but height does vary according to situation.  After moving mine to more direct sun and less fertile soil they are now about 4' tall.  Before that they were 6'.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,216

    Not orange enough for Helianthus tuberosus. 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,659

    I agree that it is Helianthus "Lemon Queen".

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • JayteJayte Posts: 3

    Hi, thanks for the suggestions, this plant was a clump about 2 feet wide and four feet high. I will research the Helianthus varieties. Many thanks for your help.

  • Dig up a bit. If it is the edible Jerusalem artichoke it will have tasty knobbly tubers loike a potato.

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