What is this Plant from Doc Martin series

jenizedApril 2, 2014

I am a fan of the series DOC MARTIN and in the background of the fictional Portwen are field of this pink flowering plant. Would love to know what it is do I can grow it. Are there any welsh or uk folk out there that could assist?

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Pic taken from the TV.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 2:37AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Centranthus ruber. It's not a field, it's a wall - a typical place for this plant to appear.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 2:42AM
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according to dear old google, the harbour shots are of Port Isaac in Cornwall, though I do not know if the steep street shots are from there. Completely OT of course but that must be the pharmacy lady

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 2:49AM
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Well Done...Port Isaac it is and it is the pharmacist. But these fabulous pink flowers i just have no idea of what they are... i thought they might have been in the valerian family... but i cannot find them for all the googling i have done. :0)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 3:10AM
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Common name Valerian. Comes in white,red,and pink. Botanical name Centranthus ruber.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 7:15AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

FYI, usually the common name "valerian" means the plant Valeriana officinalis which is a completely different plant. I have seen Centranthus ruber called "red valerian" so make sure of which plant you are getting.

I know - common names are confusing! :)


    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 8:15AM
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I am in australia. It looks like that plant grows wild in Cornwall... i doubt if i could ever have it grow like that in our hot climate...

Thansk for your feedback everyone.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 12:50AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

It is naturalised in Australia and invasive in some places. So check first if you are going to get some. Also invasive in S Africa. It loves walls, pavement cracks, anywhere with sharp drainage and slightly alkaline soil. Spreads by wind born seed and self sows widely. Here's some in a wall near me, along with Campanula portenschlagiana, another wall loving self sower and Ceanothus.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 7:56AM
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I was going to post this question today, so I'm glad I tried the search first. Is it a cultivar? I love the pretty pink color. (In Bluestone's catalog, they look red.)

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 9:13AM
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daisyincrete Z10? 905feet/275 metres

I used to live near Port Isaac in Cornwall. It is definitely Centranthus rubra.
It grows well here, in my garden in the Mediterranean too.
Mine is planted in shade, so it is only now starting to flower.
It carries on flowering most of the summer.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 10:25AM
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davidrt28 (zone 7)

I've grown them. The problem, as is so often the case with plants that excel in western Europe, is that in a hot summer climate they are over in a flash. That would probably be the case in Perth although some parts of SW AU have rather cool summers not far from Perth.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 8:21PM
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