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wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

imageI bought 6 potted perrenials from a Wowcher deal (sent by Dobies) but this one had no label...any ideas? 


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,479

    Hi there. It could be one of the campanulas but I am not sure. Once it flowers it will be easier to identify.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,453

    Is the stem 'square-ish'? 

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  • Looks a little like lemon balm, do the leaves smell when you pinch them?

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967


    Nutcracker, Yes the leaves do smell slightly when pinched. Is it going to be invasive if it's a type of mint?

    Dove, I'm not sure if the stem is square. 

    Could it be any of these, which are what the deal said I could recieve (it was a lucky dip): Agastache Liquorice Blue, Astilbe Astary Mixed, Campanula, Geum Koi, Helenium Autumnale, Lavender Hidcote, Lupin Gallery, Penstemon Electric Blue, Salvia Patio Sky Blue, Scabiosa Deep Blue, Verbena Bonariensis, Digitalis.

    That said I received some which were not on that list as I got Dierama blackberry bells and Lewisia elisia so this unlabelled one could be somethinng else. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,567

    If it's one of those plants listed and the leaves smell it will be the agastache.

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967
    nutcutlet says:

    If it's one of those plants listed and the leaves smell it will be the agastache.

    See original post

    Thank you! I looked at some pics, it must be this! If its a type of mint do you think it could become invasive? we have kept our mint plants separately in pots because they spread around the garden. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,567

    agastache isn't a mint. it's just in a huge family that includes mint.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,593

    It is probably an Agastache  foeniculum  I have grown them from seeds this year.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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