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What is the pinkish/reddish plant in flower now on waste ground and walls in Cornwall?It looks like a wild sort of lilac!



It is probably Red Valerian, it grows all over the West Country, wild and in gardens. I have far too much of it in my garden. There is also a white one as well.

31 May, 2015


Yes, Centranthus ruber. It's all over the Midlands as well!

31 May, 2015


And another yes here towards the east but mainly in the towns not so much in the countryside.

1 Jun, 2015


but you know what I can not get it to grow in my garden even though it is in gardens in the village.

1 Jun, 2015

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