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28/08/2012 at 11:41

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I discovered this plant growing horizontally, searching for the light, under a yew tree  last summer.  I took six cuttings and all survived the winter in a very cold greenhouse.  The cuttings started flowering in my garden late June and I keep cutting back so new flowers are still appearing.  Plants vary from 18" to 2' tall and have a delicate pleasant perfume.

I discovered this plant growing horizontally, searching for the light, under a yew tree in 2011

28/08/2012 at 16:31
They look like something I planted in my garden, but not sure what it was, lost the label as usual. Beware it has taken over in my garden, it spreads under the soil and pops up everywhere. Last year I dug down about 6-9 inches trying to get rid of it, but is is still popping up. On the bright side, it is pretty and has a nice fragrance. I

I thought it was some variet of lysimachia, but have not tracked it down yet.
28/08/2012 at 18:18

It does look like Saponaria officinalis flore plena. If it is then it is one of the worse thugs you can imagine.

28/08/2012 at 19:00

Many thanks Berghill.  I have asked so many people to name this plant without success.  Have now googled it and you have definitely got it right, though only one site mentioned it might be invasive.  I am delighted to know what it is so thanks again.

28/08/2012 at 19:46
Thanks Berghill, that's what I have in my garden too. Mines not in flower yet, so have been waiting to take a photo to post,so thanks break23 for posting! I've pulled lots up as it was crowding out some of the other plants, but it's still turning up everywhere. Good luck with it.
28/08/2012 at 21:12

Only been trying to get rid of it for 15 years now, so good luck to you folks too.

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