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Trying to identify a plant shown in Gardeners' World - help!

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HalsallRedux Sun 24-Jul-16 19:57:50

If anyone saw it, I'd be glad of a steer - it was an item on a flower-cutting business. Towards the end they showed a shot (uncaptioned - bah!) of a lovely herbaceous plant, in a clump with tall spires and leaves that were green but gradually blushing purple, so they looked like flowers but were actually leaves, iyswim.

Pic (taken from the screen) attached.

Thoughts, O wise Mumsnetting gardeners?

Evergreen17 Sun 24-Jul-16 20:00:04

Clary sage (salvia sclarea) smile

HalsallRedux Sun 24-Jul-16 20:09:19

Gosh, thanks, Evergreen. I was looking up salvias but hadn't hit on clary sage. Hoorah! smile

Evergreen17 Mon 25-Jul-16 07:57:33


Evergreen17 Mon 25-Jul-16 07:58:11

DH is plant expert, I am the animals one #biologyteam

Gatekeeper Mon 25-Jul-16 09:18:13

They are lovely aren't they; I sowed a load of these earlier this season and the buggering slugs have eaten everyone...swines!

HalsallRedux Mon 25-Jul-16 10:48:02

They're lovely, no idea why I hadn't clocked them before! Thanks again, Evergreen (and Mr Evergreen grin)

Evergreen17 Mon 25-Jul-16 11:52:44


Weeditandreap Mon 25-Jul-16 11:59:07

They are gorgeous.

Gatekeeper, I am trying coffee grounds to deter slugs, apparently they don't like crawling over them and they are supposed to also be a good fertiliser.

Gatekeeper Mon 25-Jul-16 13:12:08

tried the coffee grounds but we must have sophisticated slugs as they seem to revel in it....gits!

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