Have I cultivated a weed?

This was the only seed that germinated from a packet of Silene. It’s not Silene... Is it a rogue weed that I have inadvertently grown on with loving care!?

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,039
    It does look like a rush of some kind.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • thank you. It’s quite architectural so I will keep it in a pot over the winter and see what happens.
  • widgetwilk annwidgetwilk ann North NorfolkPosts: 195
    Got some growing with the roots of my climbing rose, can't pull it out, bit of a nuisance, looks nice in your pot, I should keep it there. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,676
    Looks to me like either Juncus effusus (soft  rush) or Juncus inflexus (hard rush)


    Can be invasive.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,349
    Looks to me like either Juncus effusus (soft  rush) or Juncus inflexus (hard rush)


    Can be invasive.

    Ditto to all of the above, particularly the invasive nature.
    Devon.
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 361
    I'm sure you won't be the first person to give tender loving care to a weed unknowingly.
    When I had  my first greenhouse 45 years ago i was really proud of my first seedlings and proudly showed my mum. She said " Very nice dear - dandelions!"
    I thought they were going to be marigolds as shown on the seed packet.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,676
    I'm sure you won't be the first person to give tender loving care to a weed unknowingly.
    When I had  my first greenhouse 45 years ago i was really proud of my first seedlings and proudly showed my mum. She said " Very nice dear - dandelions!"
    I thought they were going to be marigolds as shown on the seed packet.
    Well, just as pretty ... and edible too ... just a bit ‘alternative’ 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 Posts: 10,538
    I let one grow but not seed. An interesting architectural plant - for a while. Dug it out when it got too comfortable.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ok, it’s definitely staying in the pot and I’ll stop it going to seed. Thanks for the helpful advice.
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