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Elaine59Elaine59 Posts: 6

I have 3 plants in my garden that are driving me mad, the reason being is I don't know what they are. They are very woody and have a spread of about 90cm, the leaves are thin and about 6cm covering most of the stalks and they have a dark pink/purple spikes made up of small flowers. I know it is not a Buddlia, but it driving me mad not knowing what it is, my other half had thrown out the labels when we planted them. Please can any one help.



  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,099

    Much easier to help if you could mange a picture, leaves and fowers in close up if possible please.

  • Elaine59Elaine59 Posts: 6

    Will do, thanks for your quick response .

  • Elaine59Elaine59 Posts: 6





     These are the plants i am trying to identify HELP!!!!!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,147

    Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' Lovelky thing, easy to make more from cuttings

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    looks a lovely plant.


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,099

    They beat me to it.

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

     These look good with the orange and lemon wallflower type plants . I say wallflower type as I have them in my garden but I dint think they are wall flowers . maybe the same plant (erisimum )  in differant colours . I will check it up as Ive never known what they are - but they do come each year and are beautifuly eye catching.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,661

    They are perennial wall flowers, only live a few years so best to take cuttings, Erysimum, Bowles Mauve, as Nutcutlet says. The other wallflowers used for bedding are biennuals, cheiranthus cheiri, but it's all the same family, brassicas.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • witchwitch Posts: 31

    They are Greek wall flowers I believe , very easy to take cuttings , I have the mauve and yellow and now a verigated.

  • Elaine59Elaine59 Posts: 6

    A big thanks to everyone fotheir help much appreciated.

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