This plant escaped my notice until last autumn when it had grown to a noticeable size in a patch where the only other plants were nectaroscordium.
Thought at first it must be an allium of some kind but decided not as I had never noticed any flower. Then I thought maybe some giant chive - but has no smell and when you chop the leaves, they chop and look like chives - but no smell or no taste. So third guess is some kind of grass - but at the base the stalks are as hard as bamboo and look a bit like how bamboo forms with the creamy papery envelope over the green of the stem.
It looked big so I dug it up and planted it in this tub a month ago. I don't much like it - and I want to use the tub for something a bit showy for summer. However, if it's one of those 'things' which might errupt into a flower after a few years or something is likely to change- then I would keep it just to see it.
Can somebody tell me what this is or if there is something I ought to be doing about its condition or something to make it perform in some way that I'm unaware of?
Last edited: 03 May 2017 10:45:02
It looks like a soft rush to me yarrow. If it is that I would not want to keep it.
Yes, I think it's Soft Rush too http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/soft-rush
Grows all over the place if it's damp enough - spent my childhood trying to weave with it - not something I'd nurture in a pot.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Ladybird and Dove - thanks so much for that. I will get rid. Hurrah! x
Yup, a continual battle with us
A A Milne
You are most welcome