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photoblog image Calke Abbey Garden 4/7

Calke Abbey Garden 4/7

Closing in on one of the plant species at Calke Abbey this is, I believe, Eupatorium Purpureum - Joe Pye Weed, and is very popular in gardens and not unlike a wild flower that grows quite profusely round where we live, and lots of people keep in their gardens.  I stand to be corrected on the species name of the flowers.

Calke Abbey Garden 4/7

Closing in on one of the plant species at Calke Abbey this is, I believe, Eupatorium Purpureum - Joe Pye Weed, and is very popular in gardens and not unlike a wild flower that grows quite profusely round where we live, and lots of people keep in their gardens.  I stand to be corrected on the species name of the flowers.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Sep 2012, 00:54
Its foliage is as impressive as its flower sprigs, Brian.

If it was in my garden I would call it "Flo".
Brian Walbey: Flo and Joe, go together don't they.
I wouldn't know anything about the name of this flower- but it's really a beautiful thing - I love the color!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is very nice and around our way a weed looking very similar to this grows in peoples gardens and most people just leave it there, although it can spread quite quickly.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 20 Sep 2012, 06:53
Nice complimentary colours at work here Brian.
Brian Walbey: Nice without being loud.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2012, 07:07
It has a lovely form and colour Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed it does Chris.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 20 Sep 2012, 07:52
I grow the wild Hemp Agrimony in my garden for the insects, Brian
Brian Walbey: Good idea, lots of photo opportunities as well I presume.
The wild version seems to be spreading everywhere but it is quite an attractive plant.
Brian Walbey: There is a lot round our way of the wild version, most people leave it and just cut it back occasionally so it doesn't spread, us included.
So beautiful and delicate Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is quite attractive isn't it.
lovely flower, nice color
Brian Walbey: Yes I like the colour, not too overpowering.
Nice depth to this capture Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred.
We have Joe Pye weed as well, but in a creamy white.
Brian Walbey: I haven't seen it in white anywhere here, as far as I know.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2012, 11:02
Lovely capture Brian set against the brick wall.
Brian Walbey: The climbers up the wall make quite a nice backdrop.
Beautiful blossoms Brian! A fine shot smile
Brian Walbey: Indeed they are, thanks Martin.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Sep 2012, 17:46
Fine bushes of a popular plant in gardens which attracts bees and other insects - we call it 'Fette Henne' (Sedum spectabile, syn. Hylotelephium spectabile), but I am not sure about the species name.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine plant and as I said, very similar to a weed that grows over here.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Sep 2012, 18:33
Spot on colour again Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
Lovely contrast!
Brian Walbey: Yes they stand out well against the green don't they.

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