Plant ID forum: Is this Centranthus?

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Name: Don Shirer
Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a)
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DonShirer
Jun 27, 2016 2:58 PM CST
IDENTIFIED: Some of these pink flowers popped up in the middle of some Autumn Joy plantings. I am guessing Centranthus Ruber coccinea because I planted some of those elsewhere in 2011, but I ripped them out in 2013 when I changed my mind. Also the pictures in catalogs show more compact clusters than these, so I hope someone can identify them. The petals have 5 lobes, height is about 30 inches and the leaves are smooth and opposite.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 27, 2016 4:32 PM CST
It doesn't look like Centranthus to me, more like a Silene, maybe S. armeria?

Google images of Silene armeria:
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 28, 2016 6:40 AM CST
I agree with Sue: silene armeria. It is definitely not centranthus.
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purpleinopp
Jun 28, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Agree.
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Name: Don Shirer
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Jun 28, 2016 2:02 PM CST
Thanks to all! Silene was my second guess but I've never planted any so it must have arrived via bird or wind.
I'm glad to have it identified so quickly, since it spreads easily I'll make sure to pull it up when the flowers fade.

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