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Plant ID, again :)

This is in a neighbours garden and I had thought it was a type of whirling butterflies, or a type of lavatera, but I'm not so sure?

Last edited: 29 August 2016 10:18:00


  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    I think this is a Japanese anenomone (sorry can't spell). 

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

    This is Japanese anemone. I used to have loads of it in the garden but unfortunately we dug it all out because it became invasive and took over the paving and lawn. Was at some famous gardens yesterday and they were growing it everywhere as ornamentals....very pretty

  • Thanks :) Turns out we already have one - didn't realise they could be a bit of a pest though. I'll need to keep an eye on it. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,009

    They do spread when happy and some people find them invasive.  Mine are in very fertile alkaline loam and the pink ones are spreading slowly.  The white ones are much less vigorous and took me 3 attempts to get going.

    Excellent plants with a long season of flowers, good colour and good foliage too.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Oh, I have a white one - it's in a shady spot with silty soil which gets morning sun :)

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