Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mystery plant

I have no idea what this is. Help!
A friend was cleaning out her perennial garden last fall and gave this to me. It is already about 2 feet tall and thriving in its full sun location. The leaves are very jagged and large.
Does anybody have a guess?
Happy Birthday Annabel!


Roses and Lilacs said...

Sorry, no idea what your plant is. Somebody who grows it is sure to recognize it.

Love your header!

Hepzibah The Watchman said...

I may be mistaken, but the leaves resemble some peony plants. If that is the case, you probably won't see any flowers until next year.

Susie said...

Beth that is a new one for me. I hope someone is able to identify it. I would like to know what it is. a

Beth said...

Wow! I can't believe how many people are stumped by this plant too! Sombody's gotta figure it out!

garden girl said...

Hmmm. . . looks like it might possibly be a tall rudbeckia, maybe Herbstsonne (a/k/a cutleaf rudbeckia, also called Autumn Sun rudbeckia.) Herbstsonne is a cultivar, but there's at least one other tall rudbeckia native that I've seen around here. The foliage is very similar. Herbstsonne gets to be about 6 feet tall! I grow it in my garden in part sun.

Beth said...

Linda - I think you nailed it!
I googled the Autumn Sun rudbekia and the leaves are nearly identical. Now I'll wait for it to bloom and compare again. Good work!

Rosey Pollen said...

I only know what is is NOT. and it's not cannabis. :)

Have fun @ Green day concert! ;)