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20/06/2013 at 21:18

Hi, I bought a pack a Chinese lantern plant bare roots ............ quite cheap from a pound shop last year ........i planted them and they came through and looked like the picture below ...........which is actually a picture of them this year ......they had no flowers on them last year and I'm a bit concerned the same will happen this year but also do you think this is actually the leaf of a Chinese lantern plant?????? I went to stake them today with a cane and the leaf actually stung me Do you think I'm cultivating a weed for two years or do you think this is a Chinese lantern plant :/




20/06/2013 at 21:22

Very thistle like. Very definitely not a chinese lantern plant 

20/06/2013 at 21:25

Doesn't really look like this, does it?  Don't know what it is though

20/06/2013 at 21:29

I wouldn't rush to chuck now you grown it this far CP. Other plants have thistle-like leaves and it looks as though you won't waitlong for a flower

20/06/2013 at 21:30

Great foliage whatever it is.

20/06/2013 at 21:30

It looked exactly the same last year and no flower came on .......

20/06/2013 at 21:31

Not a chinese lantern. If you had them and they'd rooted they would have had small white flowers in July and lanterns follow.. The actual lanterns are lovely but the plant does spread, even under a flagged path.

20/06/2013 at 21:35

We used to have a hotel with a veg garden - Globe Artichoke foliage is very similar to this!

20/06/2013 at 23:07

Could be an echinops if being generous, defo not a chinese lantern


21/06/2013 at 08:21

could be Lizness. the last pic of the bottom of the stems is very echinops

21/06/2013 at 11:44

Looks just like my echinops now, very lush with the wet - stunning plant - certainly not a chinese lantern. 

21/06/2013 at 15:54

Most definately not a Chinese lantern,I,ve planted one this week,nothing like this,Chinese lantern leaves are smooth .

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