Plant ID forum: Perennial from Maine

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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jul 17, 2014 1:21 PM CST
I don't have a clue what this is. It comes back every year and may be very old as the property is historic. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jul 17, 2014 1:24 PM CST
Doh! Bouncing Bet!
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jul 17, 2014 4:30 PM CST
yep
soapwort
but there are about 20 types
so Shrug! what one
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2014 6:09 PM CST
Flower color resembles Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis 'Flore Pleno')
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 17, 2014 6:24 PM CST

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I planted one of these about 25 years ago. Since then it has been spreading like wildfire, but it never blooms. It makes a nice ground cover, but I would appreciate some flowers. Any ideas?
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jul 17, 2014 6:30 PM CST
I dunno. Mine gets partial shade, and our soil tends to be acid. Miracid?
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jul 17, 2014 6:41 PM CST

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Mine has spread so much that it's in partial shade, full shade, and full sun, covering an area of about 12' x 20'. My soil has enough acid, I'm sure. The roses, irises, clematises, petunias, carnations, and trumpet vines in the same bed all bloom well. It's a real mystery. Confused
Name: Lori
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growitall
Jul 17, 2014 7:58 PM CST
It is unquestionably Saponaria officinalis 'Flore Pleno', double-flowered bouncing bet. ('Flore Pleno' means double-flowered. It doesn't refer to a flower colour but the normal colours are pink and white.)

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