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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:26 pm    Post subject: If I knew what this is, I could google how to look after it! Reply with quote

Hi, I recently had my garden landscaped and planted (having been a rectangle of patchy crabgrass and dock and plantain and thistle when I moved in).

The gardeners put in some plants that I don't know. I'm confident I can look after and maintain the garden myself but need to have some identification first!

This plant looks so familiar, I feel like I should know it. It's very silvery, and when flowering the flowers were minute. This spindly, straggly look was present when they first put it in (July 2019) so I assume it's meant to be like that. Bees and flies were moderately attracted to it (though nowhere near as much as the verbena on the other side of the garden!).

Anyone know what it is, so I can figure out how/when to cut it back?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Perovskia atriplicifolia, common name Russian sage,

https://www.google.com/search?q=perovskia+atriplicifolia&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj1x43x5oLnAhWKFcAKHSkOB_AQ_AUoAXoECBIQAw&biw=1920&bih=944
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Silver surfer. Smile Mine will look much better when it fills out a bit more!
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