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This plant has appeared in my garden in two different places. Is it a weed?! What on earth is it!? Don't know whether to pull it up or not! It's about 15cm wide and about 10cm tall.

Mystery plant

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  • Posted: Mon. 21st April 2014 17:19

Re: Mystery plant

Reply from Samantha Jane

Hi there, it looks like fab Polemonium caeruleum to me. Lovely delicate herbaceous plant that will have clusters of probably blue flowers on 2-3ft spikes in summer. There are white cultivars too and some lovely variegated ones. They seem to be self seeding very well this season probably due to the mild wet winter, I have noticed a mass freely seeded in the Herbaceous Borders.
They look good used in drifts in Herbaceous or mixed borders, in prairie style planting designs or as a wildflower in meadows and woodlands. They do like to be kept quite well watered.
Best wishes,
Samantha Jane

  • Posted: Mon. 21st April 2014 20:31

Re: Re: Mystery plant

Reply from Sarah Scott

Hi Samantha Jane

Many thanks for your response, I really hope that's what it is as images on the Internet of it look lovely! It would make sense too because the soil is quite wet where it has seeded itself. Fingers crossed that it flowers!

Kind regards


  • Posted: Mon. 21st April 2014 20:44