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Silene armeria

Silene armeria

Common name sweet william catchfly; none-so-pretty
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle biennial
Flowers pink (late spring)
Size 12-16"
Light sun-part shade
From seed self-seeds in our garden
Seed ripensmid-July

Entered our garden as wildly mis-identified seed, so this is a tentative identification. Certainly the pink flowers, with their five petals, look like those of other silene and lychnis species we grow. The plant habit is sparsely upright - which makes it a bit of a sore thumb in our rock garden - but a cheerful one, anyway.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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