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Primula, something else desirable, or just a weed?


By Madmum

United Kingdom Gb

This appeared and probably came with the dozens of plants my friend gave me from her garden, she does grow primulas but isn't sure whether this is a young primula or a teasel or a weed. What do you think?




Looks like a primula to me or could just be a Verbascum Chaixii though the colour looks a bit pale for that.

5 Apr, 2009


It looks like a Treazel. Rather fun to grow

5 Apr, 2009


if those are spines in the leaves I woud go with the teasle

5 Apr, 2009


The leaves do seem to have little spikey bits so it could well be a teasel! Thanks, I wanted to grow them for the birds so it's a nice surprise!

5 Apr, 2009


I think its Teasel, its looks just thye same as mine at the moment...........

5 Apr, 2009


I have these at this stage and it is a teasle. weird flowers in whorls that i find fascinating.
dry the seed heads and spray silver/gold for xmas.
or use them to make hedgehog ornaments.

5 Apr, 2009


I would go for a Polyanthus, the larger garden type of primrose.

6 Apr, 2009


I'm pretty sure now that it's a teasel - the spines on the leaves are a good indication. Thanks for all your help!

6 Apr, 2009


Oh thats one plant i would like!! I used to make hedgehogs from the dried teasel heads, must look for some seeds.

6 Apr, 2009


I just found another baby teazel plant while I was weeding :D

SK, I've seen teazel hedgehogs, very cute!

8 Apr, 2009

How do I say thanks?

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