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Jacobs ladder

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My Jacob's ladder is struggling this Spring...some of the leaves look brown..

13 May, 2022

 

Sorry to hear that. Mine looks like it wants to take over the flowerbed but I daren't cut it back as I honestly don’t know much about the plant like when to cut it etc. I hope yours perks up :) they are lovely.

13 May, 2022

 

I agree they are lovely and structurally unusual.

13 May, 2022

 

My OH and I fall out about this. He is happy to have it springing up everywhere. I like a bit of it...
Same with pulmonaria - and oxlips..

13 May, 2022

 

Pulmonaria is definitely low down on my favourites list.

13 May, 2022

 

Definitely:) Talking of structural plants Meadowland I really like, is it Lynchis coronaria I think it’s called.

Who wins is what I want to know Ange lol. I think I have that Pulmonaria, never seen the Oxlips one though, that I know of anyway.

13 May, 2022

 

If you don't want lots of seedlings then dead head them after flowering. In the autumn or early spring you can lift and split them. they will need plenty of water to get settled in.

I have several of these and I love them.

14 May, 2022

 

Cal,the Lynchnis corollola is a short lived perennial..it is tall with furry leaves and has maroon red flowers.Is that the plant you meant?

14 May, 2022

 

Thank you Seaburngirl, I don’t think I’d have plants left if this seeded everywhere it’s very greedy on space lol.

I’ll try find it’s common name Meadowland I’m not 100% I think it’s like a cerise pink colour.

14 May, 2022

 

That sounds like Lynchnis coronaria and has many common names, rose campion, dusty miller being 2 that are commonly used around here. there is a nice white form then the ones that have been 'tweaked' and are sought after. such as 'oculata'. There is a magenta double, 'Gardeners World'.

15 May, 2022

 

Yes that’s the one seaburngirl, thank you. I’ve never seen them anywhere local for me to purchase.

15 May, 2022



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