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28/05/2014 at 17:14

Hello my forum friends.

A good friend bought me this and the label said it was an echinacea. Now, I may not be much good at plant ids but it looks nothing like the echinacea I have bought this year. 

Is anyone able to assist with an idea of what it might be please?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47294.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

Many thanks

28/05/2014 at 17:16

That's a buddleia Panda 

28/05/2014 at 17:31

Oh poo! I had been comparing it to the, ahem, buddliea it's planted next to but hoped it wasn't the same. 

Guess I'll wait till it flowers and see if it's a different colour and if it isn't it will have to be moved 

28/05/2014 at 17:34

If you need it off your hands I'll have it, been after one for ages

Honestly though I've not seen any for sale in the GCs, same for sweetpeas! I take it they aren't the sort of thing you can pick up.

28/05/2014 at 17:39

I would happily donate it to you SweetPea, but can't drive and live in Essex 

28/05/2014 at 17:53

I have some cuttings from last year if you want one SweetPea. I promised a white one to GardenGirl but I have a couple of deep purple ones as well - 'Black Knight'  which should be well enough rooted now. They won't make very big plants this year - next year they will be about the size of Panda's.

most GCs and DIY stores sell buddleias though - you'll probably get them in the summer.

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