Is this a hydrangea, a weed or something else?

shannonigans78June 4, 2014

Hi all - Long time listener, first time caller. ;-)

I've recently started my gardening journey and am trying to ID plants our home's previous owner planted in the process. This one I pulled up last year, thinking it was a weed, but I'm a bit more patient this year - thinking/hoping it might be a hydrangea? Any thoughts? Thanks!

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southerngardening24

looks like mint. does it smell like mint? def not hydrangea.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 1:10PM
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shannonigans78

doesn't smell like mint...it's about three feet tall at the moment, which is tough to tell from such a tight photo.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 1:30PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Could be a Campanula. Appears to have terminal flower buds. Can you post again when it blooms?

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 1:37PM
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shannonigans78

Absolutely will. Thanks for your help in the sleuthing process :-)

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 2:24PM
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shadeyplace(7)

looks like my adenophera

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 3:09PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Could be - that's very similar to some Campanulas.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 4:24PM
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garystpaul(4)

I was going to guess adenophora as well.
Gary

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 5:01PM
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shannonigans78

either would make sense as a design choice by the former owners, since it's in a bed with big purple and white flowering hostas. I will report back when it flowers.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 5:32PM
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auntlavender(Chicago/Zone5)

I'll throw in Hyssop (agastache). Here's mine for comparison. I planted it from seed but didn't like it because I was expecting one if the fancier Agastache's. It grew on me eventually. Self seeds and moves itself around quite easily. And mine has a very square stem.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 5:41PM
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shannonigans78

Ding ding ding! We have a winner! The votes for campanulas win! Thanks everyone. I'm glad I didn't pull it this year.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2014 at 8:56PM
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shannonigans78

I meant to say adenophora. LOL! Flowers on the brain.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2014 at 8:58PM
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