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Can anyone please help with naming this plant?

Saw it planted with foxgloves and looked amazing, any help really appreciated!




  • WaysideWayside Posts: 845

    Perennial wallflower?

  • MrMahoniaMrMahonia Posts: 82

    erysimum bowles' mauve

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,691

    Erysimum Bowles Mauve. And what a fabulous specimen it is.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,877

    it looks like hesperis matronalis, sweet rocket. The leaves looks wrong for Erysimum.

    I might well be wrong.

    Is it scented Kevan?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    Could be Hostafan. The leaves don't look like erysimum to me either, though it's that family. I've never had a H. matronalis quite as floriferous as that.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    I vote hesperis matronalis.

  • WaysideWayside Posts: 845

    A close up of foliage and flowers would help (I keep failing with my idents!).

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,944

    I've enlarged the photo - it's definitely Hesperis matronalis - foliage, flowers and immature seed pods are identical to mine except mine is the white form. imageMine is on a shady north facing bank. If the purple one gets plenty of sunlight that will explain why it's doing so well. This appears to be a very good year for Sweet Rocket image

    Last edited: 22 June 2016 19:31:45

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,877


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,891

    Delightful Dove. I could do with some of that here image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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