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hi. I was hoping to get a plan ID on the attached. 



There were a few plants around it and I wanted to get the name tag with the photo. after researching these names, it looks as though neither are the actual plant!

i wish I had got a wider photo as it might be easier to iD. It was amongst a lot of hellebores in a shaded area. The large leaves gave it a tropical. 

Hope someone can help. 


  • Could it be Echium ?

  • I think you might be right! a quick google and it looks like it's echium piniana. 

    Thank you very much Chrissy!

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,819

    Going from the two labels the plants are Hemp agrimony and Madeiran Black Parsley - a non stinging giant hogweed but neither are labelled as Echium.

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  • Ladybird, Orieller did state that the labels were not for the plants shown so Echium was a suggestion of what they might be.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,819

    Oops sorry Chrissy. I missed that bit, image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    I think echium is right.

    I wonder what happened to the the labeled plants. I can see some acanthus in there as well.

    Might just be the edge of the Melanoselinum peeping in at the bottom. No Agrimonia that I can see

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  • I think they could be echiums too, although the stems are very spindly. Were they growing outdoors orielly? Our echiums have thick bristly stems, we thin out the weaker ones that would look like those in the photos.image

  • Yes I'm pretty sure they are echiums now like posted above. So thanks everyone. I'm planning a tropical "style" garden so these look in keeping And look like they would suit our climate  

    Fyi, these photos are from the national botanic garden in Dublin, a must for any gardening enthusiast visiting Dublin. 



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