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11/03/2014 at 18:48

Hello all.

I wonder if anyone can help me ID this fairly common plant.  It looks a little like a hosta in the fact that its about the same height and that it seems to like shade and spreads in a similar fashion.

It has kind of scalloped deep green leaves that are fairly chunky and nice and shiny.  It shoots up stems of little pink flowers that are slightly like a large hyacinth.

I do have a pic, but am currently unable to upload. I wonder if anyone can solve my clues...?

regards

11/03/2014 at 18:50

Try Bergenia

11/03/2014 at 18:57

Sounds exactly like the hosta you seem to think it isn't - why do you not think it is a hosta?  Do have another go with a picture if you can, does help a great deal. 

11/03/2014 at 18:57

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39353.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 Nut's suggestion - bergenia 

11/03/2014 at 19:01

Yes!  Thats the one!  Thanks loads, you are super!

I knew someone would get it in a flash. 

thanks again x

11/03/2014 at 19:02

Certainly sounds like a Bergenia - especially if it is flowering now.  Too early for Hostas I'd imagine

11/03/2014 at 22:27

aha, I did not realise it was flowering now - a bergenia indeed - much prefer hostas personally!

11/03/2014 at 22:38

quite right too Bookertoo. tee hee.

11/03/2014 at 22:56

Bergenia , never a hosta from your photo

 

12/03/2014 at 05:35

Steve,  I posted the pic from the internet to help the original poster decide if that was the correct plant 

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