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What plant is this ?

Anyone recognise this plant which was given to me by my late mother some years ago.
 Its flowers are a very vivid Mauve type of colour and flowers July onwards.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,121
    lychnis coronaria
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thank you,

    They say to soak the seeds in hot water for 2/3 days till seeds swell and sow indoors in Feb. ??

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,807
    I've always found that it self seeds and spreads prolifically without any help.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • No need to soak the seeds TerrysWorld - I acquired some seed a couple of years ago - easy to grow in a tray - then transplant outside - once it is established in the soil you will find it self seeds freely - a bit too freely but a very nice plant. The flowers can be red, deep pink as above or white.
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