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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Mar 28, 2019 7:32 PM CST
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Found this blooming in one of my beds, I didn't plant it and I haven't found it in any of my wildflower field guides. It's about Knee high (scientific right?😁),the plant's form tricked me into thinking maybe it was some sort of aster but obviously it's not with that bloom. It's located in full sun by a large stone so it gets a lot of radiant heat (also by asphalt road, just beyond right of way) so it may be an early bloom. Zone 8, SE coastal plain/Sandhills, soil is a hard sandy loam. I messed up the photo of the whole plant but can provide a retake if needed.
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LorettaNJ
Mar 28, 2019 7:50 PM CST
It looks like a Sweet William.
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Calsurf73
Mar 28, 2019 7:52 PM CST
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Mar 28, 2019 8:15 PM CST
I grow a fair amount of dianthus, almost certain it's not Sweet William. The structure is completely different. The Pinks are a large family though so it may be related. Shrug!
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tofitropic
Mar 29, 2019 12:39 AM CST
Clearly related to a Dianthus,
although I will also think that this is indeed a sweet william. Only very few Dianthus sp or hybrids are available in my place, only couple or so D barbatus available, since most of biennial would not flowers here, but annual variety sometimes available as well as few perennial that can flowers in tropics.
Those I ever grow really looks like yours, especially the annual form.
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kniphofia
Mar 29, 2019 2:07 AM CST
Sweet William.
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Calif_Sue
Mar 29, 2019 10:44 AM CST

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I agree definitely a dianthus.

Similar photo of a cultivar
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