Author Topic: Identify this shrub please  (Read 1092 times)

Basil

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Identify this shrub please
« on: July 26, 2016, 08:08:26 pm »
What until last week seemed a boring shrub looks as if it will be rather nice soon. 
I have know idea what it is.
As all of it appears to be this year's growth, I assume I should hard prune it back in the winter.

Any ideas?

20160807_145436 by Basil W, on Flickr
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Re: Identify this shrub please
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 08:15:50 pm »
Generic triffid.  Not to be trusted.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Identify this shrub please
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 08:22:12 pm »
Looks like a phlox to me . more a herbaceous perennial than a shrub, in that it will die down to the ground in winter and enjoy again next spring.

Basil

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Re: Identify this shrub please
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 08:28:46 pm »
Looks like a phlox to me . more a herbaceous perennial than a shrub, in that it will die down to the ground in winter and enjoy again next spring.

Oh good.  Little attention required then.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Identify this shrub please
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 08:38:00 pm »
Disappointing that Google identifies it only as "plant".  Never mind, Google has been useful for verifying Spokenword's answer:

See www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/95328/Phlox-paniculata-Brigadier/
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Re: Identify this shrub please
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 09:07:07 pm »
Generic triffid.  Not to be trusted.

I'll remember this line. I have those days when a client asks, 'What's this plant?'....Just when my pre-coffee-break-mental-block kicks in.