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By Pdb

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

Please can anyone ID this.
I bought it a couple of years ago and wished I'd never set eyes on it. It's taking over. The roots grow horizontal and it's spreading!! Wish garden centres would put on the label that they are prolific growers.
It gets to about 4 FT with pink flowers on top.
Thank you

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That looks like Rosebay Willowherb, which is a weed in gardens.

24 Mar, 2015


Agree with Landgirl, I suspect the original plant had this in the pot with it and it took over... Eradicating isn't going to be easy unfortunately.

24 Mar, 2015


Are the pink flowers followed by fluffy white seeds rather like dandelion fluff? If so make sure you don't let it seed at all or it will be everywhere if its willowherb.

24 Mar, 2015

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