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Dec 14, 2012 2:53 PM CST
|Which Viscaria oculata is this?|
Dec 14, 2012 4:16 PM CST
|It looks more like Silene coeli-rosa to me. Maybe 'Blue Pearl'?|
Rose of Heaven (Silene coeli-rosa subsp. coeli-rosa 'Blue Pearl')
Dec 14, 2012 5:37 PM CST
Funny I have always referred to this plant as Silene. Somebody told me it was not a Silene but Viscaria oculata.
I did have a Silene blue angel, but was given seeds from a friend of the above Silene, which is prettier than blue angel. Where did you find blue pearl? Googled but could not find it.
I have this plant growing in pots and get a lot of questions about this plant.
Thanks for your help.
Dec 14, 2012 6:01 PM CST
|I bought it from Annie's Annuals a few years ago, when their site was calling it Lychnis viscaria. I see that Annie's Annuals now calls this plant Viscaria oculata, but there's strong evidence that this name is a synonym of Silene coeli-rosa. The last I heard, the final decision on this identification had not been made yet, but I'm fairly certain the matter will be resolved soon. Viscaria and Lychnis aren't even recognized as genera any longer.|
Dec 15, 2012 6:24 AM CST
Thanks for the information. Checked Annies and this Silene Blue Pearl looks like mine plant. Hope they go back to the name Silene.