Plant ID

SouthernnewbieAugust 3, 2014

We bought a house in Feb. that formerly belonged to a masterful gardener. While I know most of the plants, some confound me. Anyone know what this is? It's taller than I am, doesn't bloom, doesn't have a distinctive smell and aphids ADORE it.

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And where are you ?

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 6:11PM
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Hartsville, SC, z8 very sandy soils

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 6:35PM
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Here's another pic:

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 9:05PM
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Sort of reminds me of Milkweed plant.
It can get really tall, mine are and they are young. Especailly the tropical kind.
They don't need alot of water either.
If it is milkweed, I don't know why it's not blooming.
Does it get alot of sun/
Well, see if you like it this year, whatever it is.
If you don't, you can always just pull it out and plant something else.
Google tropical milkweed. See if it looks like what you have.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 9:57PM
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Looks like Maximilians Sunflower to me. The leaves are bit narrow but that could be because of the location. Wait til fall when they bloom. They're one of the prettiest wild flowers out there - but they will also take over the world and require a lot of work to keep in line.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 9:15AM
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