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What plant is this? (Photo)

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YesLordSugar Fri 30-Dec-16 20:25:24

Please could anyone identify this plant? Moved house and have about 10 of these at the back of the garden. Are they worth keeping? Repotting? Thanks! flowers

weaselwords Fri 30-Dec-16 20:27:13


OhTheRoses Fri 30-Dec-16 20:28:28

Are they as grown/forward as this now?

MattBerrysHair Fri 30-Dec-16 20:31:23

It looks like it could be Liriope muscari, but it's hard to be sure without seeing it in flower.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Fri 30-Dec-16 20:32:52

agapanthus?? the leaves maybe too dainty for that though.

OhTheRoses Fri 30-Dec-16 20:34:50

I'd have said crocossimia but my leaves died off two months ago with little sprouts appearing now.

Quite nice to pad out a bed with easy summer colour if so but nothing to write home about x

YesLordSugar Fri 30-Dec-16 20:35:18

This photo was taken today if that helps!

NeedATrim Fri 30-Dec-16 20:39:27

Oooh I recognise this. I'm sure i have it. It looks exactly like mine does.. I do not know the name. But when mine is in flower it has spears of tiny mauve buds, about 8 to each plant,each spear is around 9 ish inches high. Its a plant for shady areas. I wish I knew the name. Darn it.

OhTheRoses Fri 30-Dec-16 20:49:10

Don't think it's crocossima then and upon a second look it's leaves are too chunky.

Trethew Fri 30-Dec-16 23:20:36

NeedATrim you're describing Liriope muscari which Matt suggested.

I think that's probably what it is, definitely if it has purple flower spikes, in which case worth keeping. But could be a Carex of some sort. Def not daylily or crocosmia

Trethew Fri 30-Dec-16 23:23:06

Just had another look - think it's Luzula sylvatica (woodrush).

Ferguson Sat 31-Dec-16 20:11:53

This looks like it - some people consider it ground cover, others consider it a weed:

shovetheholly Sun 01-Jan-17 08:26:55

Yep, another vote for woodrush. It grows wild in the woods round here where it forms a thick carpet on the darker slopes. It is not a plant that preens with beautiful foliage or flowers, but it is rather pretty en masse when the flowers are out.

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