I.D. Please

plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,238
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: 6,128
    Possibly Lychnis chalcedonica.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 49,250
    I think Pdoc's got it  :)
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  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 12,061
    Looks like my garden, PP.  I've never known what it was!  Don't remember ever planting it 😶
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 14,104
    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.
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  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 12,061
    Is this the same one....looks very like it...

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 14,104
    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.
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,128
    Yes. :)
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 12,427
    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)
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  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 12,061
    The one I have is a very bright pillar-box red.  
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,128
    The pink and white ones are a different species to the red.
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    that will never go to school
    Never get to fall in love,
    never get to be cool.
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