On Our Walks



  • Afraser
    Afraser Member Posts: 4,328
    Not quite on a walk but can any of the green thumbs identify what this is?

    many thanks

  • Zoffiel
    Zoffiel Member Posts: 3,372
    @Afraser a purple flocked flickle flower? No idea. Mxx
  • Afraser
    Afraser Member Posts: 4,328
    Well that’s better than my ‘fuzzy flower rampant thingy’ tag!!!
  • jennyss
    jennyss Member Posts: 1,935
    Dear @Afraser, Maybe your fuzzy rampant purple thingy is a California Lilac (Ceoanthus). The colour is just right and there are different varieties. Hope someone else can confirm for us. 
  • Afraser
    Afraser Member Posts: 4,328
    Many thanks @jennyss, I got quite excited about that when I heard of it too. But the leaves are quite different and the California lilac flowers are still quite similar to British lilac. The flowers on this plant have a quite hairy look! 
  • Afraser
    Afraser Member Posts: 4,328
    Isn’t that lovely? But no, not the same. 
  • iserbrown
    iserbrown Member Posts: 5,511
    Looks like a floss flower


    Otherwise try Sarah Guests Perennials 
  • Afraser
    Afraser Member Posts: 4,328
    Thank you @iserbrown
    that’s exactly what it is - perennial ageratum. Mine isn’t as lengthy but definitely same buds/leaves. Has a tendency to become untidy, says Jane Edmondson. Too true. But she also says they are short lived - mine has been there for thirty years! Many thanks all. 
  • Sister
    Sister Member Posts: 4,960
    @afraser I didn't know what your flower was but I thought the leaves looked like lilac and the flowers like ageratum - I obviously had the scale all wrong in my mind as I thought it was a large bush!
  • kmakm
    kmakm Member Posts: 7,974
    Beautiful photographs @Deanne.