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    Johnny
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    I have a terrible habit of trying to recycle plants (and anything else for that matter) and about three or four years ago i bought a plant that had big orange flowerheads on it and not much in the way of foliage but after only a few weeks all the heads fell off off and the plant has never reflowered in all the time ive kept it. Ive tried to subdivide it and plant in the border and in pots and in clay soil and in really thin chalky soil and amazingly it seems to grow well everywhere but still no flowers. I cut it right back this year and am hoping that this year it’ll come up trumps. I wish i had pics of its former glory or could even remember what it was called. My nearest estimation going by the leaves is St Johns Wort but the orange flowerheads remains a mystery. Any ideas guys?

    #69431
    NorthernTeacher
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    We really need a picture, Johnny. This appears to show ST. JOHNS WORT
    Your heading mention Ragwort and the link will show you the plant at different stages of growth.
    This link is about mugwort (I hadn’t heard of it but it has many names) Mugwort

    #69432
    Allan
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    Ragwort

    #69433
    Allan
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    Second photo looks like the one you have Anne,

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    #69443
    gertie
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    Indeed it does Allan :good: :rose:

    #69453
    Johnny
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    I have tried o various occasions previously to include a photo but it keeps coming back with an error nessage

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    #69455
    Johnny
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    Success – finally and this is a close up of the leave

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    #69457
    Johnny
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    Sorry leaf

    #69458
    gertie
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    This is not the one I have Allan ,,, similar but this one is smaller and slimmer [mine seems bigger, rounder lobes, fatter and a blueier green]

    #69462
    Tubs
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    The leaf looks rather like a Chrysanthemum.

    #69463
    NorthernTeacher
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    That’s interesting, Tubs, as I noticed in the link I posted above named Mugwort, it is one of the names for Chrysanthemum.

    #69464
    VegVamp
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    Yip, Chrysanthemum gets my vote as well. :cool:

    #69471
    Johnny
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    Chrysanthemum would go some way to explaining the large orange flowerheads i recall when it was first bought but does anyone know if it would or should reflow,er again?

    #69472
    Tubs
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    I would suggest you google large orange Chrysanthemum and once you can identified your plant the way forward to looking after it may become clear.

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