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14/09/2013 at 16:20

hi, i have lots of these in my garden and they have self propagated, they are very tall with lots of clusters of white flowers that are very pretty. i planted it at the back of a border and they have gradually moved forward so they eventually bend and cover the path.the leaves are very thin and it has lots up and down the stem, the roots are also very thin, it comes every year but i dont know its name or how to get the best out of it, help please!

14/09/2013 at 16:24

Verbascum? Phlox?

It's a bit difficult without a photo, Pam.

14/09/2013 at 16:34

i will try and get my daughter to put a photo on later, the flowers remind me of bellis or gypsy grass .!

14/09/2013 at 16:41

might be an aster

14/09/2013 at 16:51

Epilolobium...white rosebay?

http://www.gardenworldimages.com/ImageThumbs/LIT3877/3/LIT3877_EPILOBIUM_ANGUSTIFOLIUM_ALBUM.jpg

 or Aconite perhaps?

http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/4287/PreviewComp/SuperStock_4287-8353.jpg

 

14/09/2013 at 16:54

I like that white aconitum Addict

14/09/2013 at 17:05

Me too.

Isn't it hard from just a description. Could be all sorts of things. Just googled gypsy grass not helpful  wish I knew what that was would be somewhere to start lol. As for Bellis, is that why you suggested aster as in daisy?

14/09/2013 at 17:19

Bellis suggests the flowers might be daisy shaped. But......

 

what an amazing collection of google images for gypsy grass

14/09/2013 at 19:02

hi, it isnt any of those pictured but the aconite is lovely!

picture coming soon so that should help!

14/09/2013 at 19:02

 

 

14/09/2013 at 19:50

Might be camomile.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31067.jpg?width=267&height=350&mode=max

 

14/09/2013 at 20:13

no its not cammomile, the flowers are all white

14/09/2013 at 20:19

how tall is very tall? are they in flower now or earlier in the season?

14/09/2013 at 20:20

Ammi majus?

http://webkit-fake-url://9F57344D-745F-43C3-B37F-C886BD15EAFF/imagejpeg

14/09/2013 at 20:29

Not sure where my pic went - it was there!

14/09/2013 at 22:10

i googled ammi majus and its not that either, the flowers are more compact a nd rounded,it grows to about 4/5 ft and flowers from june, its coming to the end now and the flowers are turning brown, i did get some pics to send but unfortunately they wouldnt load, i will try again tomorrow i know its hard to name without a photo!

 

14/09/2013 at 22:12

This is like 20 questions!

14/09/2013 at 22:14

june flowering eliminates my asters

14/09/2013 at 22:18

gypsophilla?

14/09/2013 at 22:34

Sure is waterbutts

The only other white daisy like flowers I can think of are Achillea millefolium white,

ptarmica the pearl and ageratum but none of them are tall enough. Must try and guess before the photo now lol

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