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guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 224
edited May 2019 in Plants
I seen this planted en-masse by a roadside and it gave a great effect. Pretty sure it's not red campion

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,559
    edited May 2019
    I think it's silene (diocia ?) also known as Red Campion.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,445
    Red campion.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,630
    They do look like Silene Dioica, Red Campion to me. 
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,437
    edited May 2019
    Pretty sure it is red campion! It's a bit beefier than usual, could be the growing conditions suiting it or perhaps just natural variability. (That said, there are a few named garden varieties https://www.cgf.net/plants.aspx?id=8&hid=6&genus=SILENE)
  • guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 224
    I have red campion, and mine is much leggier than this one.  I agree that the flowers are almost identical, but I would have thought this one was more compact than mine.

    Maybe I was thrown by the size of it as it was on the side of a road!

    Thanks both
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,864
    Wild flowers grow best in really rough ground,   It’s their job to quickly flower, and set seed so the worse conditions the better they grow. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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