Plant ID Please

DYLDYL Posts: 67

I have this plant growing in several places in the borders of my recently acquired garden. 

It looks like a nice plant to me but I have no idea what is is or what it may look like when it flowers. Also is there anything I should be doing with it over the autumn or do I just leave it to do it's own thing?




  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,090

    Acanthus mollis. You can cut the flower stalks off when they fall over or don't look good any longer. The leaves will either collapse into a mess in winter or persist depending on the winter. Lovely plant.image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,718

    and if you ever move it, new ones will spring back up as the roots regrow into new plants. Which can be a good thing of a PITA

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,269

    Have you got some now Hosta?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,718

    it's not something I'm overly fond of Lyn. Invariably a bit on the scruffy side.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,026

    I have a patch of 10-12 - in a good year they look stunning, but with so little rain here this year, they're smothered in mildew, so they're for the chop in the next few days.

    I find they self-seed all over the place too, but easy to remove when they're small

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