Can anyone identify my mystery plant?

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My Dad and I found some seeds he'd collected on a trip (possibly in Devon/Cornwall area) but unfortunately they were not labelled. They were sown in May/June this year and this photo was taken this morning. I have a couple I've put in the ground which are even bigger, approximately 2ft high but the photographed ones are sheltering in the greenhouse over winter as I suspect they may be a little frost tender.

Does anyone recognise this plant? And/or can anyone give me any advice on how to care for it?

Thanks.

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  • J SJ S Posts: 1

    It's echium, though I'm not sure which species. They're very common on Guernsey and the Scilly Isles and probably around Devon and Cornwall. They are tender, and they're biennial so should flower next year if you can get them through winter.

  • I would get a book out and check looks like cannabis.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    Agree with JS. 

    This is cannabis. Lots of leaflets from a single point and very different looking

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  • lisa69lisa69 Posts: 119

    Had to laugh at Flowering Rose, although I did find some cannabis growing under my bird table last year and promptly removed it (apparently certain bird feed has hemp seeds in)

    Could this be echium pininana?

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    Anyone know why my cannabis pic didn't appear? I've put pics on before with no problem and it was on the screen when I submitted reply?

  • lisa69lisa69 Posts: 119

    image

    I wonder if its not alloowed nutcutlet, I've posted one the same to see if mine is removed

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Nothing to do with removal methinks-this page went funny the other day as well-the site had been partyingimage

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/fork-handles/3533-639.html

    and still isimage

    Posts or contents do not get removed unless moderator is alerted.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    That seems to work asilvert. Things don't always do as i expect in the computing world. All the pics I've posted before have been mine, this came from google images, perhaps I'm not allowed to use them. 

    Sounds like a good party elf centre

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,406

    Definitely echium I have planted a long row of them, grew from seed in the spring and hopefully will bloom with 10' high flower stems next year.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ECHIUM-PININANA-BLUE-STEEPLE-1-PKT-x-20-SEEDS-/230882924563?pt=UK_HomeGarden_Garden_PlantsSeedsBulbs_JN&hash=item35c1b1d813

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    My next door neighbour has had 2 in the front - echium - most amazing 'out of this world' blue flower about 8ft tall that attracted bees  and butterflies. We all have watched as he nurtured it through the winter. - a large fleece screen on canes fastened with clothes pegs, and then this year these blue flowers

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