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Hello, does anyone know the name of this plant?

  • Hello, does anyone know the name of this plant?

It is probably a weed, but I let it be and grow, it is taller than me now and has beautiful flowers...ty, Sonja

Comments (9)

  1. Grower

    Susie Edwards

    Epilobium hirsutum...Great Willow herb I think!

  2. Grower

    Sonja Detiege

    Thank you! It is really nice. I was wondering. Just looked it up that it likes wet ground. I watered our potatoes a lot and we have also a pond, so it set itself there :-). I hope it will come back each year.

  3. Grower

    Susie Edwards

    It may take over! Best of luck. It is technically a weed but is a British native wild flower. Not sure if they like this variety but the Elephant Hawk Moth love Rosebay Willow Herb

  4. Grower

    Sonja Detiege

    I will allow it to take over a little corner.:-) It really looks beautiful and the bumblebees love it too. I made another close up picture. I am actually glad I did not eliminate it when it was growing.

    • Hello, does anyone know the name of this plant?
  5. Grower

    The GPS Team

    Hi Sonja - Looks like Epilobium hirsutum to us too. Would you mind if we used this on the plant record, as we don't currently have a photo?

    Nice as it looks, you may want to keep an eye on how it spreads, and remove it with care if it causes a problem. It is classed as a noxious weed in the US (Washington State) http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animals-and-plants/noxious-weeds/weed-identification/hairy-willowherb.aspx

  6. Grower

    Sonja Detiege

    Yes, you may use the photo, no problem :-)...it is the proof that lovely wild plants have the most beautiful flowers :-)

  7. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    You could try Nicotiana alata, Sonja: it comes in a very similar cerise colour, as well as white and other colours: not quite as tall, but a lot more manageable!

  8. Grower

    Sonja Detiege

    Thank you for the hint. They look nice too.

  9. Grower

    Rob Johnson, Green & Furry pet and garden care

    Isn't it a beauty? Great willowherb.I think the flowers are like little godetias, to which they are related.OK, a weed kneed, but just a couple of days ago my wife was admiring tis plant in a local country park.


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