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Un-named plant


By Sadie

west midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone tell me the name of this plant. It grows wild in Cornwall. This one cost me £5 from B&Q!!!!




I think it might be valerian it spreads like crazy in my garden

6 Jun, 2008


I am inclined to agree with Alex7 if we are correct beware it attracts cats and it can grow to about 3-4 ft

6 Jun, 2008


Valerian is an old medicinal herb, used as a sleeping medication

6 Jun, 2008


I would get rid of it ,it is a real thug and menace, if it gets into walls it is hard to shift, and it seeds profusely.

6 Jun, 2008


Yes, red valerian (centranthus ruber). To prevent it seeding everywhere, you have to deadhead it every other day as it runs to seed very quickly

6 Jun, 2008


Despite a lot of cats in my area I've never noticed it attracting them - that is something I've heard about the true valerian, Valeriana officinalis, instead. I like it, I've got it in very shallow soil in full sun and it flowers through most of the summer. I don't mind the deadheading. Seedlings are easily dug out and since I have a lot of self-seeders in my garden anyway I just do a bit of editing to keep what I want.

27 Aug, 2008

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