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Hi, I have this plant growing in the garden and not sure what it is, can anyone identify it please. It is around 2ft 6in tall, and is growing in partial shade and doing very well. Thanks, Tony.   (sorry about pic, doesn't seem to download properly at the moment)






  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Looks like Delphinium grandiflorum aka Larkspur because of that lovely spur at the back of the flower image

  • Yes, totally agree, the leaf gives a huge clue

  • I,m suprised as the foliage looks like cosmos. But you lot normally know best,im glad to say.image

  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Its not like the hybrids that you normally see and much more robust. Wish more people would grow it.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,685

    Maybe they don't grow it because the slugs love it just as much as delphiniums.

  • Pp2Pp2 Posts: 11



    Can anyone out there identify this for me please?  This is an shrub growing in Melbourne in my daughter's yard and I picked this in September, so their winter.  I haven't been able to find anything in books or on sites.  

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,700

    I don't know, but the flower is rather like a hibiscus. There is one with leaves a bit like that but they are brown, Acetosella.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • -- Posts: 88

    Alyogyne huegelii, an Australian relative to hibiscus, I´d love to have one!

  • Pp2Pp2 Posts: 11

    Thank you so much for that, I've written down the name so never to be forgotten!  I also thought hibiscus but the petals are a little more floppy.  I'd love one here too but I have to keep an eye on it via Skype!  Thank you.

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