I.D. Please

plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 5,558
Hi all.
I found this on a thread somewhere this morning and would like to know what it is please.

Thanks, PP.
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 5,498
    Possibly Lychnis chalcedonica.
    Don't step on snails, don't climb in trees
    Love cliff richard but please don't tease
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,211
    I think Pdoc's got it  :)
    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 10,424
    Looks like my garden, PP.  I've never known what it was!  Don't remember ever planting it 😶
    Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland 🌞
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 11,445
    It's very hardy - had it in the Belgian garden; grows readily from seed and self seeds; easy to pull up if it gets too much but didn't for me and, lastly, pollinators love it.
    The Vendée, France
  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 10,424
    Is this the same one....looks very like it...

    Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland 🌞
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 11,445
    Looks like it.  The colour is really good - I don't usually like orange but this is rich rather than brash - and the seeds are easy to collect for sowing and/or sharing.
    The Vendée, France
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 5,498
    Yes. :)
    Don't step on snails, don't climb in trees
    Love cliff richard but please don't tease
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,641
    The type is generally described as brick red, it has an orange cast to it, but there is also a white form and a pink form. (plant world seeds)
    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 10,424
    The one I have is a very bright pillar-box red.  
    Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland 🌞
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 5,498
    The pink and white ones are a different species to the red.
    Don't step on snails, don't climb in trees
    Love cliff richard but please don't tease
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