I have been nurturing these plants, whilst believing them to be Salvia - yet they don't look like any Salvia that I have googled.
Can anyone identify them please?
Can't remember the name but they have magenta or white flowers, hairy , greyish leaves and seed everywhere - even between paving slabs.
Looks a bit like my stachys Byzantina but not as silvery. Maybe a different type?
Looks like rose campion to me
B3 says:Can't remember the name but they have magenta or white flowers, hairy , greyish leaves and seed everywhere - even between paving slabs.
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Do you mean Centaurea? Could be
B3's plant sounds like Lychnis coronaria which I think might be the same as Pete's rose campion
I'm going with Nut, white form of Lychnis coronaria. ( seedling might not be white )
Thanks everyone. I have just googled - says it is perennial, self seeding, approx. 1 metre tall. The colour is a vivid pinky/red. The big problem is slugs, which hopefully won't find their way to the plants. I assume this is a relative plant to the Maltese Cross, which someone kindly sent me seeds of. Can I plant both these outside now?
I've never had slugs eat my Lychnis coronaria or lambs ears.
GD, tough as old boots and they self seed most agreeably. Seedlings are, clearly, easy to spot and remove if they're not where you'd like them, and I find they move easily to somewhere else.
If it is the white form of lychnis coronaria and you already have the deep carmine pink ones they will cross pollinate and give you pink and white flowered babies or white with pink tinges or blotches. Bit hairy so not usually slug fodder.