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ID please. I'm back up and running so fingers and toes cross we have now got 8. Something :-). Can anyone pleass tell me what this half eaten plant is. I had promised my self I would start to wait and see what my garden did before deciding if to keep them or not but nature stepped In on this one. Found it last week half eaten so will not to see. I have since removed the caterpillars. Thanks Jen

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I think it might be Phygelius, judging by the lower leaves, and if that's a hint of an orange reddish flower near the top on one stem, it might be Phygelius rectus African Queen, but its hard to be sure when its in such a state.

27 Jun, 2016


Hi Bamboo, thanks for your reply. My heart sank when I looked out the window and saw the state of it. Pulled about 15 caterpillars off it. Just looked up Phygelius rectus - African queen and it turns out I've got 1 of those under workshop window, so thank you you're given me the name of that :-). The above plant leaves are about 3x bigger then the Phygelius that I've got. Jen

27 Jun, 2016


Looks like a Figwort, Scrophularia, to me.

27 Jun, 2016


Hi Landgirl100. Think you got it. Thank you. Just looked up Figwort scrophularia and from whats left of my plant I would say thats it. :-) jen

27 Jun, 2016

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