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Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

Is anyone able to ID the pink plant in this photo ?  I know it is a perennial, I grew it in Kansas, USA and it grew so well, would love to have it in my garden over here, but can't remember what is is called.  Any ideas ?  Thank you. 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422

    It looks like purple loosestrife to me - really good for bees image

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  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,155
    Dovefromabove wrote (see)

    It looks like purple loosestrife to me - really good for bees image

    That looks a very nice plant. Ive just googled it and in Canada it seems to be an invasive weed with no predators.....

    http://www.purpleloosestrife.org

    I assume its ok in the UK?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    It makes a nice show in my garden

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422

    Lovely plant, UK native, likes it's feet to be damp, good near rivers, streams, ponds etc. or in semi-shade  Not classified as invasive in the UK as far as I'm aware - in fact it's good for pollinating insects so definitely one to have image

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







  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,155

    Its on my shopping listimage. I'll maybe put it by my new pond?

  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    Looks like Loosestrife, but wondering if it can be as it was v hot and dry in summer so definitely didn't have roots in damp soil... Sprinklers came on every few days but not sure that would be enough for a marginal plant ?  

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    It's not a marginal plant, just a damp lover. 

    Though I have to admit I'm not totally convinced that it is purple loosestrife. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    If not loosestrife, could it be one of the veronicas eg longifolia or spicata?

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I would agree with Purple Loosestrife.

  • catnipcatnip Posts: 71

    Can you take a photo which shows the flower and leaf up close?

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