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By siris


Can anyone identify this plant, over 1m, flowers singles lilac colour. I’m thinking a rougue Phacelia species as I bought seed of Phacelia bolanderi, which is small with similar flowers.

In my neighbour’s garden, who seems to think I gave him a seedling this year.
Sorry unable to use the questions page.

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Nicandra physalodes?

2 Sep, 2023


Nicandra physalodes fits the height and pale throated flower. Leaf isn't to shabby a match either.

2 Sep, 2023


Thank you both, I'll look that up, definately didn't give him that.

2 Sep, 2023


Yes, just looked it up, one of the fasted growing annuals, often growing from seed from a bird feeder, that's where it has come from, he likes his birds, even the pesky Pidgeons!

2 Sep, 2023


I know it as a Shoo Fly plant. I once wandered around the gardens at Rosemoor and saw this growing. I asked the gardener that was working there and that’s what he told me. Apparently they treat it as a weed, but it’s a job to get rid of, but it is pretty plant.

3 Sep, 2023

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