Perennial Indentification

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me to identify a perennial I have come across twice in the last week or so.

It stands about 3 feet high, with arching/sprawling stems and has tight bell shaped, white flowers with a notable frilly edge. The leaves are oval,dark green, about palm size and have a pointed tip. 

I've searched through all my books and can't find it - any ideas??

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,241

    Acnistus australis comes to mind, but a picture would give us a better idea.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,241
    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,241

    Or solomans seal?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,728

    Phill - do you mean each individual leaf is palm sized, or do you mean a palmate shape with each leaf being an oval?

  • KiteKite Posts: 7

    No sorry, the flowers are white and shaped more like lilly of the valley and once they go over you're left with a lime green case.

  • KiteKite Posts: 7

    The leaves themselves are about the size of my palm, dark green, oval shaped with a pointed tip.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,728

    I know you've said it's a perennial but I was wondering if it was a Pieris? Gaultheria also have flowers like that but the foliage is small.

  • KiteKite Posts: 7

    No sorry - fairly sure it's neither of those - there are no woody stems on the plant whatsoever so I'm reasonably confident that it's a perennial of some kind.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,728

    One of the Comfreys?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,241

    Photo?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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