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Jul 15, 2014 9:58 AM

Help to identify this lovely little plant?

Hello,

I have this lovely plant in my garden for years, I thought it had been choked out by weeds but after finally finding time to do some work in the garden, it has come back stronger than i've ever seen it.

it's a sweet little thing and is now flowering really well, though the flowers only last a day or two. Please could someone help with identifying it?

 

Thanks in advance.

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    Jul 15, 2014 10:31 AM (in response to Nicola Porter)
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    Nicola,

     

    It is rose of Sharon, Hypericum calycinum, an old garden stalwart; tough as old boots.

    It must be really nice to have it flower for you after its sojourn in the undergrowth.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypericum_calycinum

     

    My elder sister Valerie is very much a gardener (and crofter now). She and I both acquired our love of plants and gardens from our parents and grandparents. She is also quite an artist. She has done several paintings for me, and the one I have on the wall by my desk is of rose of Sharon.

     

    Mike

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        Jul 15, 2014 11:44 AM (in response to Nicola Porter)
        Re: Help to identify this lovely little plant?

        Nicola,

         

        I wish you enjoyment and good fortune with your artistry.

        Just a thought: when testing natural dyes (pigments, too, though to a lesser extent), do check for stability. Some of them fade in response to light and/or other factors. I don't want to think of your paintings gradually disappearing!

         

        Mike

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