Help with ID please

EltioEltio Posts: 16
I was sold this online as Tiarella wherryi. It clearly isn't. Can someone please enlighten me?
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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,726
    That strongly resembles Himalayan Balsam ; if so either get rid or plant where it can be seriously controlled .
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,057
    If it is Himalayan Balsam just get rid of it - it can't be controlled as it chucks its seeds a country mile.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,726
    Very true DGM ; explosive seed capsules resulting in large tracts of riversides being overwhelmed by it .
  • EltioEltio Posts: 16
    Many thanks for your help. Looks like I'm after a refund. The plants will go straight in the bin.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,118
    Not to mention most of the street where we used to live just cos one chap brought some seeds home from a walk and planted them in his garden and let them run wild 😦 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • EltioEltio Posts: 16
    I suppose they could have sent me Japanese Knotweed...
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,726
    Bindweed
    Japanese Knotweed
    Himalayan Balsam
    Ground Elder
    Couch Grass .........not the five best plants to have in your garden ! ;)

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,000
    Was it sold to you in that blue container or did you re-plant it there? What did the plant look like when you received it? Did you take a photo?
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 3,259
    Not to mention most of the street where we used to live just cos one chap brought some seeds home from a walk and planted them in his garden and let them run wild 😦 
    I did the same except the seeds must have travelled home on the soles on my boots. I'd bought some mulch from the garden centre and walked the dog along the river on the way home. This lovely flower appeared where I'd spread the mulch and I was very pleased until I found out what it is and destroyed it before the seeds ripened.
  • EltioEltio Posts: 16
    Some progess. Spoke to the nurseryman, and I'm convinced it's not Himalayan Balsam, but he now thinks it's Astilbe, which I doubt. He has replaced it with the Tiarella I asked for. I'll keep it to see what its flowers look like.
    PS Yes, it came in that pot.
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