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Postby Marrion » Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:24 pm

This plant was from my mother's garden, she always called it Meadowsweet, but have looked on the net and found that Meadowsweet is actually Filipendula and has a similar leaf to an Astilbe :o Does anyone know what this one is called, please. The flowers usually stand upright but we have had so much wind lately that the poor things are flattened :(

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Postby Luzy » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:28 pm

Hi Marrion,

I didn't know either of those until I looked them up. While the info on Astilbe is 'not very much', it does say flowers of white pink and red, though nothing about the foliage.

For Meadowsweet, I found: Filipendula ulmaria - thich, reddish rootstock, small cream flowers with an almond scent followed by hairy seedpods. The root is used for diarrhoea and the flowers for influenza, rheumatism, arthritis, indigestion and heartburn.

Whatever it is, it looks really pretty! :)
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:27 am

Morning Marrion,

I found the answer its called a

FRED-N-ERK.

Loverly isnt it. 8) 8) 8)

Regards,
Paul.
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Postby Marrion » Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:32 am

Shotgun Paul. wrote:Morning Marrion,
I found the answer its called a
FRED-N-ERK.
Loverly isnt it. 8) 8) 8)
Regards,
Paul.

Should have expected it :roll: :roll:
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:46 pm

Marrion wrote:
Shotgun Paul. wrote:Morning Marrion,
I found the answer its called a
FRED-N-ERK.
Loverly isnt it. 8) 8) 8)
Regards,
Paul.

Should have expected it :roll: :roll:

Welllllllllllllllllllllll :roll: :roll: :roll: 8) 8) =p~
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Postby Pokie » Sun May 14, 2006 6:11 pm

It may be an Aruncus if it has leaves similar to an Astilbe or maybe an achillea. More likely an Aruncus. :)
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