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Your assistance identifying flower that reminds me of foxgloves

Warwickshire, United Kingdom Gb

Please see the photo, I saw this a couple of weeks ago in a friends garden, he told us he thought it was a poppy of some sort, but I can't find any poppies anything like this, it reminds me more of foxgloves but, again I can't find any foxgloves like it either. There are two more pictures one further away showing it's coverage and one with more detail of the leaves in my pictures. Thanks in advance for your help guys





Im going to guess at Lupins ?
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27 Jul, 2009


no its bears breeches. acanthus. possible A. mollis. they are structural and fantastic.

27 Jul, 2009


Yeah, its an acanthus

27 Jul, 2009


You are all absolute stars, thank you.

They were just so spectacular in this guys garden that another friend and I were really taken with them

Thanks again


27 Jul, 2009


Easy to grow from seed , but once established the roots go on for ever.

27 Jul, 2009


Ive been growing mine from seed for the last two years. I believe they take two/three years to flower. I'm still waiting.

27 Jul, 2009


I agree, one I moved a few years ago left some roots behind and its back with a vengeance. Great plant though.

1 Aug, 2009


Mollis is larger spine less leaves, spinosus is spiny with smaller leaves and a bit evil if your having to weed around it, both nice thou

2 Aug, 2009

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