Plant ID please

Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,409

Hi All,

It occurred to me today that this plant I've been watering isn't actually my white astrantia...I know - I just didn't really look at it... I'm going to dig it up and separate them. Is it worth keeping?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,776

    Could be one of the campanulas Victoria. Long time since I've grown any and there's tons of varieties but some of them have that kind of foliage.

    Looks like lots more flower buds all down the stem too. It should flower soon so you'll get a better idea if no one else recognises it. I'm sure someone will though!

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Todmorden, West YorksPosts: 3,996

    Looks a bit like toadflax (Linaria annua) - or a cultivated form?  I wondered about Liatris spicata, if not.  Hard to ID without flowers...

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Todmorden, West YorksPosts: 3,996

    Mmm, you could be right, FG...  image

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  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,409

    It looks like all those plants mixed togetherimage

    My toadflax is going over now and yes the head does look like a liatris but it doesn't have the long traily leaves at the base.

    If it's a campanula it isn't persicifolia...but I don't know many others...

    I'll happily leave it there to flower but don't want my astrantia to give up- only bought it this year...

    Cheers for your suggestions guysimage

    Oh, meant to say it's almost a metre tall.

  • I thought liatris

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,095

    I thought liatris too.

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,409

    Ooh. I don't like the look of that one Edd.

    I'll do some investigating...

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,776

    I have to say, I thought Liatris at first too - especially with the bud forming at the top but I thought it looked a bit tall and wasn't sure if the foliage was right - haven't grown them for a long time either  image

    It'll flower soon anyway and you'll be able to see Victoria!

    Is your astrantia in beside it?

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,409

    They were both in the same rootball Fairygirl, and it hasn't long been planted out (2 months or so) so I wonder if it came in the pot from the nursery.

    According to my weed book that conyza hasn't made it this far north yet so I don't want to encourage it, although the weed book isn't always accurate.

    I've ripped them apart now and put this thing in a pot. If it's okay in a few hours that confirms it is a weed- a nice plant would be dead after that.image

     

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Could it be gypsophilia? Im sure there was a thread that had something like that on a couple of weeks back image
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