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Hi guys,

Can anyone ID this plant please, grown from seed which was sold to me as Perovskia but I'm having my doubts.










  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,126

    It isn't perovskia, looks like one of those ornamental carrot plants.

  • There does seem to be a spherical flowering head starting on them.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,269

    I agree with Gardenmaiden. I'm sure it isn't Perovskia.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,142

    it looks very much like something I've got in the garden.

    It has bright yellow daisy-like flowers, just coming out now.
    I did know what it was called once.... if it comes back to me i'll let you know
    Seeds itself about quite a lot, but easily pulled out where you don't want it
    I'm sure someone will be along soon with the answer

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  • Hester ScottHester Scott Posts: 181

    Looks like Achillea to me. Is there a strong bitter smell from it?  It spreads underground like fury and can be hard to get rid of.  Also called Tansy;  I had a kitten called Tansy. The softest sweetest little thing you ever saw!

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,854

    Not a perovskia and not an achillea whose common name is yarrow.  I think you mean tanacetum Hester.

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  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Yes, it looks like Tansy to me too - Tanacetum vulgare.

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

     This looks like something I have in the garden  gifted to me by the birds !

    It's Tansy leaves have a strong smell , yellow button type flowers . Do the leaves smell at all ?

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    Hester is right ,it's a sod to get rid of .

  • Hester ScottHester Scott Posts: 181

    Yes, I think I could be wrong that it is Achillea.  Right about the rest ,tho'. ?

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