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Help with ID Please

Last post 03-09-2018 12:37 PM by Minnie77uk. 5 replies.

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  • 31/08/2018 10:54 AM
    • Helen
    • Llangeitho
    • 02 Jul 2010
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    DSC_0258 copy.jpg This perennial never fails to please this time of year, but I've never really known what it is. Someone once said it was a 'Turks Head', or something similar.

  • 31/08/2018 01:06 PM
    • Minnie77uk
    • Chesterfield
    • 18 May 2012
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    Helen I was thinking it looks like Himalayan Balsam, which I believe is a very invasive plant, particularly if it gets into our waterways. However, I have to agree it look very pretty.

  • 31/08/2018 11:34 PM
    • Helen
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    • 02 Jul 2010
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    Minnie, it's definitely not Himalayan Balsam. It has been in our garden for over 20 years and it's stems are almost woody, rather than the softer stems of the balsam. It hasn't spread anywhere else. Just comes up every year. Wouldn love to know it's proper name.

  • 01/09/2018 08:30 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Hi, could it be a Rubus? Possibly Rubus spectabilis. Blackstart

  • 03/09/2018 12:11 PM
    • Helen
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    Have found out it is Chelone, aka Turtle flower (help given on a Facebook forum). Thanks for your suggestions.

  • 03/09/2018 12:37 PM
    • Minnie77uk
    • Chesterfield
    • 18 May 2012
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    Wow, that's amazing! Is there any possibility that you could send me some seeds to start growing in Spring? Having looked up the details, it likes damp conditions and I have a perfect place where these would flourish. I can PM you my address if you can collect the seeds for me. Many thanks. M