Plant ID forum: Mystery flowering grass type plant

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Jun 1, 2017 11:32 AM CST
Hi, I am hoping someone can help me to identify the plant in this photo.
It's the tall grassy type plant at the back of this flower bed, it is quite tall, probably two to three feet, grass like leaves, long drooping flower stems that have lovely bell shaped purple flowers.
I took the photo on holiday last year, late august, in Devon, in a car park, very near to a beach, so it likes coastal weather. I've looked in a local garden center for anything similar, but without a name, I'm not getting very far. I hope the pic works!

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jun 1, 2017 11:37 AM CST
Maybe Olsynium douglasii?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
Jun 1, 2017 12:00 PM CST
It is Dierama sp....Angels fishing rods!
Often planted in UK hanging over a pond.

Olysinium douglasii is a very short plant that flower here in early spring.
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Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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Jun 1, 2017 12:05 PM CST
I agree Dierama
He who plants a garden plants happiness.

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