The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

west sussex, United Kingdom

What is it?

I have just watched pride and prejudice for the enth time (I'm a sucker for all that romance) and keep meaning to ask if anyone knows what that giant plant is on the terrace at Pemberley? Its like a giant house leak about 3 feet across but with silky looking leaves. Could it be some type of mullien or verbascum. The plant is bigger than my garden but I do love it!



any excuse to watch it again, which episode is it in and do you mean the colin firth one?

10 Jul, 2011


No it was on ITV3 at 4.15 this afternoon and it is the one with Kiera Knightly and Matthew (phew) MacFayden. But truly I would like to know what the plant is!

10 Jul, 2011


never got beyond the first 20 mins of this one sorry cant help.

10 Jul, 2011


ooh, what a mystery! I'm enjoying this and will go digging in amongst our DVDs to see if I can chuck in my ha'pennyworth, lol.

10 Jul, 2011


OOoh! I've got the DVD - I've been too engrossed in the behaviour and dialogue of the actors to notice anything else before, but I'll have a look now.

11 Jul, 2011

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?