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Wow! ID please?

The vibrant colour of this plant stopped me in my tracks today and made me say Wow! Out loud! Trouble is I don't know what it is!!😎😎😎


  • B3B3 Posts: 26,433
    Lychnis coronaria. They come in white too. Prolific self seeders. Particularly the pink ones
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    It's Lychnis Coronaria, Rose Campion.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,030
    Lychnis coronaria ... despite its glamorous appearance its hardy and tough as old boots. It selfseeds too, but not too much.Β 

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

  • Thanks guys, boy that was quick!!πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924
    Very useful for a blast of shocking colour. Easy to divide too.
    Mine is currently clashing nicely with the Royal Crimson sweet peas and rocket in the 'hot' bedΒ  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,562
    It self-seeds loads here (possibly because I don't deadhead until the whole flowering stem has finished doing its stuff), but the seedlings are easy to recognise and remove if there are more than I want.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,819
    There is also a pink and white variety, Angel's Blush, which I saw at RHS Hyde Hall last year.Β  I'm still waiting for ours to flower.Β Β 
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,433
    Googled it @KeenOnGreen. It's lovely, isn't it?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ThebigeasyThebigeasy Posts: 190
    Beautiful plant have them in mine growing in amongst an overgrown hedge, moved them and they are growing nicely with some in flower, the main body kind of reminds of a type of cactus.
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