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May 19, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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I planted some swap seeds & got this seedling. It was supposed to be Scarlet Pimpernel. I'm thinking it's not. Any idea what it might be?

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The leaves are very fuzzy.
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May 19, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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Silene?
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May 19, 2018 1:59 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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I did plant seeds of Silene asterias but the seedlings don't look like this. They aren't fuzzy at all. Do you think I mixed the two up?
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May 20, 2018 4:45 PM CST
Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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Maybe. Do you have a picture of the other seedlings?
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May 20, 2018 5:02 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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There is a veriegated Rose Campion (Silene coronaria). Your seedling looks veriegated too. I agree with Janine that is may be Silene.
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May 20, 2018 5:32 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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Well poop! I really wanted the Scarlet pimpernel! Any idea what color the Silene would be? My color scheme for the front yard is red, hot pink & orange. I'll have to plant it in the backyard if it is anything else.

I'll try & run outside to take pics of the S. asterias. I'm pretty sure it's right though since it was the last swap & the person who collected it was positive about the ID.
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May 20, 2018 6:04 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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You should show this photo to the swapper or @ there name here to ask them if they recognize it. If you have any seeds left for Scarlet Pimpernel they are distinctive. Here's a link to a close-up photo. https://www.invasive.org/brows...
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May 20, 2018 6:44 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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Okay, then the seeds I have are definitely NOT Scarlet pimpernel!
The seeds look nothing like that picture.

Oh well, I like Silene too. Here's a picture of the S. asterias seedlings.

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The leaves aren't fuzzy at all.
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May 20, 2018 7:32 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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I just checked and I got the seeds from a swap on another site. It was my first ever swap and I never recorded who I got the seeds from.

I'll just have to remember to change the seed packet.

I have another seedling from the same pack but it isn't variegated.
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May 20, 2018 7:55 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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The variegated one may be very nice to have! Lucky you. The S. asterias seedlings look correct too. Keep us posted when they flower. I tip my hat to you.
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