Can anyone identify this plant please ?

Anne453Anne453 Posts: 2

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,453
    edited 12 August
    It is the rather invasive Houttuynia cordata, also known as fish mint, fish leaf, rainbow plant, chameleon plant, heart leaf, fish wort, Chinese lizard tail, or bishop's weed,

    If leaves variegated then it is.....Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houttuynia_cordata

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Houttuynia+cordata+%27Chameleon%27&rlz=1C1CHBF_enGB785GB785&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjW--bjh_3jAhVltHEKHY1wCeYQ_AUIEigC&biw=1920&bih=937
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Anne453Anne453 Posts: 2
    Thank you , very helpful.
  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,347
    Beware of Houttinia they spread and are seriously invasive. Do keep them in pots They are very attractive. 



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  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,347
    My question is what is this.  It has been in my garden since before Christmas and I have have no idea what it is.

    It is about 4ft high.  It has been looking  like a weed for the last 8 months until it bloomed. It is a very odd looking plant. Its like an ordinary very small marigold on a very tall, oddly shaped stem. 

    I am sure some one will know. 
    Help please. 



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  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 338
    edited 12 August
    Gallardia. It belongs to the sunflower family and makes good cut flowers.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,171
    I think they look more like Heleniums, Sneezeweed from that photo. Helenium petal tips tend to be more blunt and rounded, whilst Gallardias tend to have more pointed tips around the edges.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,635
    It looks like a Helenium called "Biedermeier" possibly 


  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,347
    Right that looks a bit more like what I have been looking after for the last 9 months  The height sounds about right. 
    Mine have odd pieces of odd green flanges of green plant material,  all the up the stems. 
    I will pop out and see what mine looks like.

    Yes that looks good.
    Well I only dug up three of them thinking they were weeds .  They are really rather nice.   
    Thanks for your help here folkes. 
     :)  :) :)



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  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,347
    The only trouble is I have to stand on tiptoe to really see them.



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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,453
    edited 15 August


    There are now several named Heleniums.
    See...

    http://specialperennials.com/helenium/
    Quote from link.....

    Helenium Biedermeier

    A "Biedermeier" is a posy of flowers arranged in concentric rings of colour.

    This is a good red - yellow bicolor, more or less identical in colour and flowering time to the variety Margot.

    Biedermeier flowers form late July / early August and is about 4ft / 120cm tall.

    Price £5.00 (9cm pot)

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    Helenium Margot

    More or less identical to Helenium Biedermeier. 4ft tall. Flowering from late July.

    Price £5.00 (9cm pot)




    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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