can you tell me what this plant is

DiddydoitDiddydoit Posts: 803

Hi.

Can anybody please tell me what this plant is called and if it is a perennial.

I purchased some seeds from a supplyier howevery not one of the seeds germinated.I used some reclaimed gravel from the brushing ups from a carpark and used this to sprinkle onto the seed pot.Ithink that it is more than likely to of come from there.I have gont through all of my gardening books but cannot find this plant.

I would be very greatful if someone knows what it is and can tell me.Please see the photos provided.

Dave Smith

 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Lychnis x arkwrightii but I don't know which one.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,271

    Looks a bit like silene jack flash.  or even Lychnis x arkwrightii  vesuvius.

    What did you plant?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Dave - No idea what it is but it's lovely!!

  • DiddydoitDiddydoit Posts: 803

    it really is beautifull and strange as it is growing each flower head carries five flowers and it has lots of buds forming.I have no idea how big it will grow or anything.

    Originally i planted some Actaea pachypoda which look like white berries growing on a red stalk.However is looks absolutely nothing like what i have grown.The seed was purchased from a uk supplier.

    If anybody does know please contact me.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    i'm still convinced it's lychnis x  arkwrightii.

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     it's certyainly not any of the actaeas which are usually pictured in berry as their flowers are pretty insignificant

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  • poppy16poppy16 Posts: 12
    I think it's lunchbox Vesuvius been after some for ages, jealous !
  • poppy16poppy16 Posts: 12
    Sorry lychnis
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    I quite like the lunchbox poppy. I thought Vesuvius has dark leaves but I haven't grown it for years so maybe not.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,271

    I agree with nut. Vesuvius should have dark leaves. So lychnis  x  arkwrightii it is then.

     

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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