For whom the purple bell tolls? And what is thy name?
June 12, 2011 4:51 PM Subscribe
Does anyone know what this plant
posted by Marie Mon Dieu to home & garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It started out back as a bunch of clumps with big pointy leaves, not unlike hostas, if a bit hairy.
Then one day my husband said, "oh, those plants have purple flowers on them." Lo and behold, the clumps had grown up into what you see before you now.
I've looked online and in all my plant books, but for the life of me, I'm stumped. What are they?
We are in zone 5, Maine, and renting. I'd ask the owner but she's in Florida and probably wouldn't know what they are anyway, as the couple who owned the place before her were gardeners and may have planted these things. Or not. They could be weeds (?).