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Can anyone identify this plant about 3 foot tall by 3 foot across growing in full sun on well drained  ground






  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,022

    I think that it is some sort of Eupatorium. Flowers are loved by insects, can be a bit invasive and in my bog garden it grows to about 6 feet tall and i love it.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,124

    I agree with Punkdc image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Thanks, might give it a miss if it's invasive but a beatiful plant .



  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,988

    Take a walk along the  Wirral Way behind Parkate and you will see how invasive it can be where suited.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    I don't find it runs much in my soil, I only have a bog garden in the dormant season. But it does seed everywhere if it gets a chance.


  • I love it and want some! Does it come in white?

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    It looks a bit like himalayan balsam to me, or very similar but may not be as its usually taller with hollow stems. If it is get rid, its a pernicious imported weed from the victorian era which is fast becoming and enviromental disaster on any wet ground and on our waterways.

  • there was an article on this plant on last weeks gardeners world with carol klein - someone grows many different varieties of it -joe pie weed. (not the guy that gows it!! - sorry I'm a bit tired) It grows randomly in my garden too - in amongst my varigated wigelia in particular. I think it likes the support!!

  • Definately not Himalayan Balsom plenty of that  round here flower configuration is very different this has platelets of flower similar to achillea.



  • Lion SLion S Posts: 263

    UW, this one is called Eupatorium cannabinum, Hemp-agrimony. It's a common native plant throughout Europe.

    Stacey, they should come in white too (E. can. 'Album'). They are quite hard to find but otherwise you could also try E. perfoliatum.

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