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I thought the first was Valerian but my plant guide shows a different flower to this oneimage

Is this a passion flower or does it have another name?imageThis one looks a bit like a hebe but not sure. The flowers are sort of fluffy and pale blue/mauveimageimage

Last edited: 29 July 2016 20:17:47


  • chickychicky Posts: 10,328

    I would say you are right with your first 3.  The last is a penstemmon (? Spelling?)

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,817

    Centranthus ruber. Passion flower. It looks like Hebe Boughton Silver but I'm not sure and last one is a Penstemon.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    the trouble is  common names.

    Your plant is Centranthus ruber, aka valerian.

    There is also Valeriana officianalis, aka valerian

    and a passion flower, I thinl that one is Passiflora caerulea

    and a hebe.

    and a penstemon

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  • Our Passion Fruit plant had edible fruits on it a few years ago - but nobody in the family thought they were very tasty. The Valerian is classed as a weed by some, but other people grow it in their flower beds. Thanks for all the naming contributions - there will be more in a few days time.

  • I love the colour of the penstemon, it is such a deep rich colour - really stands out - I assume they are an annual grown by seed?

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,328

    Penstemon are perennials - some folk have trouble getting them through the winter as they can be borderline hardy, but in Guernsey you should have no trouble

  • FritillaryFritillary Posts: 497

    Your passion flower is ,I think, Passiflora caerulea. The fruits are edible but not very tasty. If you want the fruits they sell in the shops I think you need Passiflora edulis.image

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