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Oct 14, 2018 8:08 AM CST
|SILENE (syn Agrostemma, Lychnis, Viscaria etc.)
cross-posted from Ask a Question forum ( The thread "Silene coeli-rosa 'Blue Angel'" in Ask a Question forum :
I have had difficulty finding seeds for this plant under the above name, and to see a cascade of blue down our slope from Blue Angel is a major garden wish of mine.
Evidently, this plant might be currently sold under different names. Is it possible that Silene coeli-rosa is the same as the following possible synonyms? -
-- Agrostemma githago
-- Lychnis githago
-- Silene githago
-- Viscaria oculata
There also seem to be quite a few other names that also may be this same plant. See http://www.theplantlist.org/tp...
and See http://www.theplantlist.org/tp...
Have all these names applied to Silene coeli-rosa at one time or another? Which one is currently accepted?
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It has also been known as Corn Cockle - possibly a wildflower found in European fields of grain and much loved especially in childrens' gardens
ps - in my search for Agrostemma githago, rendered in a painting, I found a publication (exhibition catalog?) entitled Gardens of the Gods, by Jean Cotelle 1646 - 1708 - [url=file:///home/chronos/u-aadcbdbf212cd7d77806f72d05cc503ff806d20e/Downloads/press_kit.pdf]file:///home/chronos/u-aadcbdb...[/url]
Now, who would have thought to find Agrostemma githago in those fancy, humongous gardens at Versailles in the 17th century? The website shows this corncockle in a diagram (said to be a summary for upper parteres) for a blue garden, growing among:
Delphinium pacific 'Giant Black Knight'
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Bloom'
Limonium sinuatum 'Royal Dark Blue'
Salvia farinacea 'Victoria'
Salvia patens 'Blue Angel'
Antirrhinum 'Rocket' ff Blanc
Agrostemma githago *Ocean Pearl* (Silene coeli-rosa currently accepted)
Ageratum Mexico blanc
Lobelia x speciosa *Starship Deep Rose*
Ageratum Mexico rose
Astrantia major *Rosea*
pps - An inexpensive source of bulk seeds for this plant under the name of Viscaria oculata 'Blue Angel' is at www.outsidepride.com - https://www.outsidepride.com/s...
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