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Help identifying pink flowered plant

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Hi.

Like the title says, I'd like some help if possible identifying a pink flowered plant. It was planted by my old neighbor over a year ago, and has bloomed this July.

My first guess was pink sage but I am very very uncertain if this fits the criteria.

I will try and upload a photo here:

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Is there anyone whom can try and help me identify this?

Thank you.

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What type of environment did it grow in? Any leaves? The branching of buds reminds me of Russian sage but those flowers are pale lavender to blue.

Think I found it: Eupatorium purpureum, otherwise known as Joe Pye weed.

frustratedgardener.com/2013/09/29/daily-flower-candy-eupatorium-purpureum/

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It seems a little un-fluffy for joe pye weed. This plant is pretty spiked.
It's hard to tell what color the flowers are, though it reminds me of curly dock.
Could you post a clearer picture with a good example of leaves too? Tx
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Thanks for giving it a shot guys. I think I figured it out. My cousin suggested Astillbe. I think that is what it is.

Here is another photo of the flowers.

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I think it is an Astillbe plant, there are two in pots my old neighbor left behind, out front.

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Yes, the 2nd photo makes it clearer & your cousin is right.

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THAT'S IT !!
Ps, I meant un-fluffy, I changed it to read what I meant :oops:
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Re: Help identifying pink flowered plant

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Hi.

Again thank you both.

I am certain now after reading on Astillbe that my cousin was correct. She is an avid gardener, and while probably does not approve of my religious choice, I can always count on her to talk objectively about plants. I am very thankful she came through for me, and pointed me in the direction which she did.

And I am very thankful to you both for trying to help me. That is a big part of why I come to this forum.

The forum community while smaller than some, feels just as that, a community.

Thanks again.

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