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Plant identity please




Flowers look a bit like Sanguisorba - not sure about the leaves though.

19 Sep, 2013


As mentioned above, flowers look like a sanguisorba yet the leave like a sisyrinchium !!!!!

19 Sep, 2013


Have just googled Sanguisorba but as you say the leaves aren't like any of them. This plant is growing in the Scilly Isles. Thanks for replying.

19 Sep, 2013


Ah, the pic is from the Scilly Isles. I was going to ask about the Agave Ferox in the picture as they look in great condition.

The plant in question looks like a mature Pennisetum thunbergii 'Red Buttons' to me. Picture of a less mature one:

19 Sep, 2013


Must admit that pennisetum crossed my mind....maybe the grass is growing among the strap like leaves.

19 Sep, 2013


I know what you mean Badfish - those leaves do look like Spanish Dagger or Phormium.

19 Sep, 2013


I vote for a trip to the Scilly Isles to check it out.

19 Sep, 2013


Tried googling gardeners corner etc but you have to sign in, password & didn't want to do that. Will look up Pennisetum now. Thankyou all for trying. Will get email address of Tresco garden next.

20 Sep, 2013

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