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Can you ID this plant?

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Ekphrasis Fri 26-May-17 09:11:25

I think this is a tricky one as I'm usually quite good at getting an id via google but I've failed every time I try.

I bought it cheap in a plant sale from a NT garden. It had a tag but it was difficult to read and brought up zero info on google. I had an idea (possibly from the sale?) it was a type of peony but the leaves don't match any peony I've come across.

Trethew Fri 26-May-17 09:47:47

I think it's Filipendula rubra Venusta, a type of meadosweet

Ekphrasis Fri 26-May-17 09:59:14

Yes! That's the name I tried typing in but must have misinterpreted and so drew a blank. Thanks, it's not hugely happy where it is. Very hot dry border.

Trethew Fri 26-May-17 10:01:54

I grow it! Needs deep moist soil and will reach 5ft without support. Fabulous thing

steppemum Fri 26-May-17 10:43:47

Oh I love these threads, when I see one in active it makes my day.

never have a clue what the plant is, just like the collective wisdom of mn and the pictures of unusual flowers.


as you were...

Ekphrasis Fri 26-May-17 15:28:27

I love them too - was delighted to be able to post one!

Trethew Sat 27-May-17 01:50:39

One of the better areas of MN. No bitching here

MaudAndOtherPoems Sat 27-May-17 08:23:45

No bitching? You wait until someone asks about where to position their 3 foot plastic gnome!

Only joking. Gardening is quite possibly the loveliest bit of MN.

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