On Our Walks

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  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 2,550
    Not quite on a walk but can any of the green thumbs identify what this is?

    many thanks


  • ZoffielZoffiel Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,856
    @Afraser a purple flocked flickle flower? No idea. Mxx
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 2,550
    Well that’s better than my ‘fuzzy flower rampant thingy’ tag!!!
  • jennyssjennyss Western NSWMember Posts: 603
    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. 
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 2,550
    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! 
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 2,550
    Isn’t that lovely? But no, not the same. 
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,779
    Looks like a floss flower

    https://garden.org/plants/photo/217538/

    Otherwise try Sarah Guests Perennials 
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 2,550
    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. 
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,406
    @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!
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,598
    Beautiful photographs @Deanne.
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