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Name that plant - please.

MoklesMokles Posts: 30
Is it invasive as there seems to be quite a bit of it and I don't remember planting anything else there?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,979
    edited April 2020
    It’s a UK native wildflower Red Campion Silene dioica

    It selfseeds if it’s happy, but not invasive. A lovely thing and important for pollinators. 

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

  • MoklesMokles Posts: 30
    Ah... thank you. It's not very red though  - does it's  colour vary?
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,879
    No, it's always that colour.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,460
    edited April 2020
    JennyJ said:
    No, it's always that colour.
    Sometimes they are deep pink..but they can also be a very delicate pale pink.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,978
    It comes in white and pale pink but that’s the wild one you’ve got there, remember every seed head has about a thousand seeds and in my garden everyone’s a winner, it’s a full time job digging them out this time of the year.  Try to catch them before they pop their heads. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • MoklesMokles Posts: 30
    Thank you all.
    Here's another one And another of the same but at the other side of the garden

  • berardeberarde Posts: 140
    I think the campions give a lot, pretty, slightly unusual flowers, long flowering season and visited by insects. I have had it spread by seed but not invade and they are easy to pull out. I usually take of the dead flowers now as well
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