I Wonder if Anyone Could Help Me...

bougiebougie Posts: 9

Hello, I'm new to this forum, so please forgive me if I am going about this the wrong way,,,,,,,


I Am trying to identify a plant that I saw on a television program this evening.....

It is about 2 ft tall, has rather spindly silver/grey/green stem and foliage, and littledark pinky red flowers.   I used to have some in my garden in England, but never did know the name of them.  Does my description ring a bell with anyone?

Would be very appreciative of any information given.

Thank You


  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    I've got some in my garden but I can't remember what it's called! Sorry image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    A quick google suggests Lychnis Coronaria. What do you think?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,846

    Bougie, which tv programme was it?  Maybe we noticed it too - or we could look again on iplayer or whatever and see if we can spot it.  

    Or, was it a French tv programme?

    I must say, it does sound quite like Verdun's suggestion of the Lychnis 


    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Bougie, was it on the prog about Great Dixter? I saw some just like it on there image

  • bougiebougie Posts: 9

    Thank you all so much,,,,,  sorry I didn't get back to you all sooner, but I have been tucked up in bed with hot water bottles, Lemsip (or my own version nd decongestant!! Just surfaced for a little while before going back.

    I didn't see the beginning of the program so not sure what it was called, but it was about a beautiful old house near Leicester, and the man who designed the gardens if that is any help?  Sorry but not  been very alert over the last few days.

    I will go away now and follow the link Dovefromabove has given me and come back to you all a little later on.

    Once again, many thanks to you all.

  • bougiebougie Posts: 9

    4th Panda ... Yes, that was the program, thank you.......image


  • bougiebougie Posts: 9

    Yippee .... yes that was it, Lychnis coronaria!!!   Now I just have to try and find some seeds over here, although I expect I will have to send to the UK for some!


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