Can anyone identify this plant?
Hi, I saw a plant like this growing wild in Minorca last year, and collected a couple of seed pods on impulse. These were sown in pots in a propogator in March this year and planted out in the garden at the end of May. The one pictured is about 5ft high with the larger leaves about 1ft wide, and the flower spike is about 1ft long. What is it, will it survive the winter outside, and if so how big will it get? The parent plant was about 6ft high and bushy, it had both flowers (September) and dried seed pods which suggests that (in Minorca) it lasts for more than 1 season. I have since been to mainland Spain (Salou) and to Majorca but have not seen the same plant, which suggests that it is a) very rare or b) a weed that nobody wants!
- 5 Nov, 2007
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