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identification please

Hampshire, United Kingdom Gb

You are going to love this. I have well over 2 dozen of these growing in pots from seed and guess what I dont know what they are.
I thought they might have been Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' but the leaves look nothing like the ones I planted in my garden last year.
So, I went to a wedding last summer in Wales and took a seed head off of a large herbacious plant in the garden of the hotel, I dried the seeds and plants have grown but I dont know what it was. I know it was large'ish 1-1.5 mtrs, the flowers were pink and it was daisy like. I wondered if it was a Helianthus or a Echinacea. But none of my books show the leaves that clearly, only the flower.
So I'm wondering if anyone out there has the same plant and recognises the leaves.




My Echinacea leaves are similar - but not certain. It's too dark now to go and check!

27 Jun, 2008


Thanks Spritz it's a start. Otherwise I am going to have to wait for them to flower before I know for certain.

27 Jun, 2008


Don't think it's Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' as I planted one this year and the leaves are fuzzy and different shape. The leaves of my echinacea are more pinate (is that the word - i.e. pointy at the end), but I think there are different types. Can't think what Helianthus looks like....

27 Jun, 2008


Definitely not rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'. Gave up trying echinacea as the slugs ans snails here like them too much :-(

28 Jun, 2008


Sorry, Trees, I did look at my Echinacea leaves today and they are a darker green and longer then yours. So I leave you none the wiser.

28 Jun, 2008


Well thanks to everyone for their help. I shall just keep watching and let you all know when I get a flower. At least it should be easy to identify then.

29 Jun, 2008

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