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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
It does look like Saponaria officinalis flore plena. If it is then it is one of the worse thugs you can imagine.
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.
Only been trying to get rid of it for 15 years now, so good luck to you folks too.