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Name me a plant that is similar to foxglove

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anon33 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:23:52

Was at the garden centre yesterday and spotted a beautiful plant. Looks like foxglove in the sense that it has tall "stalks" which open into colourful plants. Looked at the name and have now forgotten. Tried googling with no luck. I'm sure if I saw/heard the name I would remember.

Can anybody help please?

Hexiegone Thu 02-Jul-15 10:26:39

Delphiniums? What colour were they?

AmbrosiaCeleste Thu 02-Jul-15 10:26:57

Hollyhocks maybe?

AuntieStella Thu 02-Jul-15 10:44:33

How big?


anon33 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:44:44

No, neither of these (but thanks anyway!) They came in a variety of colours; white, red, pink etc. Is there a category/name for these type of stalk plants that I could google? These were very similar to hollyhock, but not.

anon33 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:46:25

Not lupins either.

UterusUterusGhali Thu 02-Jul-15 10:47:30


Gatekeeper Thu 02-Jul-15 10:48:17

penstemons? They come in varying shades and similar trumpet flowers to foxgloves

whatsitallabout1 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:48:54


whatsitallabout1 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:49:15

damn - too slow!

Gatekeeper Thu 02-Jul-15 10:49:28

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AuntieStella Thu 02-Jul-15 10:49:38

Some sort of mallow?

Gatekeeper Thu 02-Jul-15 10:50:04



ShatnersBassoon Thu 02-Jul-15 10:50:13

I was looking at penstemons yesterday, so was going to suggest that too smile

Clutterbugsmum Thu 02-Jul-15 10:52:36


Clutterbugsmum Thu 02-Jul-15 10:53:29

Seems we all have the same idea grin.

anon33 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:57:45

I don't think it was penstemon; they seemed more "woody". The leaves were cabbage like IYKWIM? The petals hadn't "trumpeted" yet, they were still in little tight balls which were lovely.

Will google mallow now. Thanks a lot for the suggestions!

greenhill Thu 02-Jul-15 10:59:28

antirrhinum ?

anon33 Thu 02-Jul-15 11:02:01

YES!!! it is antirrhinum (It was called Snapdragon, how could I have forgotten that name?!)

echt Thu 02-Jul-15 22:43:14

Now you'll have to buy one so you can do this:


Gatekeeper Fri 03-Jul-15 09:27:00

haha- I do that whilst singing scales opera style

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