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What do you think this is?

East Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Today at the plant man in the layby near to where i live I came across this little thing. The plant man said it was phygellius. I asked him if he was 100% sure and he said yes it was a new variety. it is a woody cutting.
I grow the fanfare and candydrops varieties of phygellius and said so. he is sticking to his guns.

what do you good people think?




I've no idea but it looks very interesting. The lawn looks very impressive! Mine has no stripes and is a sickly yellowish green despite my attempts to encourage it. Think it badly needs rain.

27 Jun, 2009


I think your plant is Ptilotus 'Joey'.

27 Jun, 2009


now you have given me a name i have found it via google. thanks jonathan.
it is indeed Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey'.
treat it as a HHA as it is frost tender from oz, apparently. one i will try to keep going i think.

lily2, thanks for the nice comment on the grass but it really is not as good as it looks. lots of coarse lawn grass, weeds and moss. hubby keeps it quite long to stop it looking so weedy.

27 Jun, 2009


Yes, I had a feeling it was an Australian thing. Grows to 30 to 40 cm, and is nice for tubs.

27 Jun, 2009


that will be where it will go .

27 Jun, 2009


Well, I didn't think it was a Phygelius either, but I know that now, don't I? lol.
It's very pretty, SBG.

27 Jun, 2009


i tried to 'argue' with the plant man but he was adamant. i'll pop a long to see him today with a proper name for him. i can see how the names can be confused.

28 Jun, 2009


love it Seaburngirl would love to buy one none of the plant sites i have looked at recognise it any ideas anyone?

29 Jun, 2009

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