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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.|
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:
Jun 28, 2016 6:40 AM CST
|I agree with Sue: silene armeria. It is definitely not centranthus.|
Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Jun 28, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Sweet-William Catchfly (Silene armeria)
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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.