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Hi, could anyone tell me what this plant is. Its just popped up from nowhere. i have bought numerous perennials and shrubs in the last two years but can,t remember this one, is it a weed?Its about three feet tall. I am only a novice gardener so please excuse my ignorence,many thanks Elizabeth.image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    At 3 feet tall now it could be one of the solidagos, golden rods. That might qualify as a weed, especially if you didn't put it there

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    nut, I am so impressed by your plant knowledgeimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    But I might not be right artjak. I just grow a lot of plants and visit a lot of gardens and plant fairs. Many plants have been by me.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,323

    If Elizabeth post's a pic of it when it flowers we'll know - or can make a better guess image 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098

    I hate to say it - but it looks suspiciously like rosebay willowherb too! They have reddish stems just like your pic.

    If it starts throwing up spikes of purple/violet flower heads that's what it may be. They produce thousands of seeds on each flower head and can be very invasive so pull it out or at least remove the flower heads before they seed everywhere.They are perennial as well as annual weeds.

    Hopefully I'm wrong and nut is right elizabeth!image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    so do I Fg. Willowherbs all are a pain in the..........image  Some of the solidagos aren't much better. Might be neither of them

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    Might be neither of them

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    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thanks for the info everyone,i googled golden rod when you mentioned that it may be that nutcutlet, and the leaves look the same, so will leave it until it flowers,then will post a pic.many thanks again.xx

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    don't forget the pic Elizabeth, we like to know image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I have very fond memories of  Rose Bay Willow Herb. As a 4 year old in 1952, all the bomb sites in London from the 2nd World War had this growing, softening the horror of bombed out homes, it created a pinky mauve haze over the rubble.image

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