Posted: 21/12/2012 at 18:34
Nutcutlet, I am amazed and pleased that there really is a plant that is refered to as the "false sunflower", that is just it's nickname here. Had a quick google of Inulas and it does look very similar, I've never heard of them but you might be right.
Gardengirl and Sam re taking cuttings of the false sunflower, I'm sure it's possible and they would do well. The plant has very strong tuberous roots so I'm pretty confident that if you planted a tuber it would grow. I dug up a separate patch to the one that you've seen in the Summer and there is still some left and growing.
Don't know much about Hebes, the white looks very pretty. Are they large growing shrubs and do they attract pollinating insects? I love white/pale flowers in the garden
The white campion looks stunning but are the seeds from this plant going to grow true to the original or will they revert to the red (pink) type?
Lyn- thanks so much for the pulmonaria it's outside in a pot and will divide and plant out in my woodland area in the Spring.