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Can anyone please identify this plant. This is my last for this season and hopefully I will remember to label them better next year! The leaves are very pointed and glossy.

By the way, any hints on what sort of pens to use for outdoor labels. I've tried a German made permanent marker that claims to last several years but lasted 2 seasons. Pencil last one season too.

Many thanks and happy gardening.



  • MobowMobow Posts: 92


    I grew something similar from a packet of mixed perennials except the flowers were mauve.

    The best match I came up with was Dianthus japonicus so I wondered if your plant was also a Dianthus of some sort?


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    What do the leaves look like?

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 657

    Yes, it is a Dianthus, but I'm not sure which one.

    East Anglia
  • Thanks for your responses. This is a better image of it. The leaves are glossy and pointed, about 1/ 12" long. The plant is about 2 feet tall. I've seen it in the Bishop's Palace garden in Wells and other grand gardens so it must be a well known herbaceous pereimagennial.

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