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Hello
I bought some of these at a plant sale a couple of years ago. Last year they grew a little bit to about 6-8" high, with lovely soft silvery leaves. This year they have shot up to over a metre high and have vibrant pink flowers. Can anyone tell me what they are please?
Many thanks
Charlotte

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Help needed to identify tall plant with silver leaves and pink flowers (06/08/2012)

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  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 15:53

Re: Help needed to identify tall plant with silver leaves and pink flowers

Reply from Stoneacre

Looks like Lychnis Coronaria

  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 16:04

Re: Re: Help needed to identify tall plant with silver leaves and pink flowers

Reply from Nicola

Thanks Stoneacre!

Hi Charlotte - here is Lychnis Coronaria in Shoot. Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 16:12

Re: Re: Re: Help needed to identify tall plant with silver leaves and pink flowers

Reply from Charlotte

Thanks very much Stoneacre and Nicola. I thought I had searched the database quite thoroughly. Clearly not, and that is definitely it - thank you. I am so pleased to know what it is and what to expect from it!

  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 16:19

Re: Help needed to identify tall plant with silver leaves and pink flowers

Reply from Debra

Definitely Lychnis Cornaria. Self seed prolifically. They have been in my mother's garden for over 30 years and have self seeded themselves everywhere. Great plant.

  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 19:06

Re: Re: Help needed to identify tall plant with silver leaves and pink flowers

Reply from Charlotte

Brilliant. So I don't shouldn't even need to do anything! Thank you.

  • Posted: Tue. 7th August 2012 20:30