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Name that plant?

Hi there,

there was a really beautiful plant this morning in a Council window box. I'd love to grow some in my garden if anyone can tell me what it is? There are a few plants in this picture, but it's the tall bright pink flowered plant on here.


Last edited: 18 August 2016 23:57:27


  • Pat EPat E Posts: 11,821

    The flower shape suggests a Sage. look up Salvia sp and see what you get on Google.image

    S. E. NSW
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,379

    Could also be one of the tall lobelias.

    Why not email the council - I'm sure they would be delighted to know their handiwork is being admiredimage. Let us know if you get a positive ID.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,196

    Try Salvia Royal Bumble.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    I'd go with Salvia but which cultivar? There rather a lot

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,314

    Definitely e-mail your local Parks Dept (or whatever they call themselves) as Chicky says we all need some appreciation. It worked for me and I got some really interesting and useful information.

    I did it to avoid having the same conversation with my neighbour on the bus ride into town, he maintained the tree lined path was cedar I was sure it was pine. Sent them a picture with my query. Showed him the e-mail response, settled. But because I am not a good person I was a bit too pleased that I was right image

    Last edited: 19 August 2016 09:54:17

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  • You are all amazing!! It is Salvia Royal Bumble!! Thank you Ladybird4 :)

    I am going to get in contact with the Council though, they have done an outstanding job this year - especially since the budget was dramatically cut also.

    Thanks again xxx

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