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09/04/2014 at 01:16

Hello, I'm new to this forum, so please forgive me if I am going about this the wrong way,,,,,,,

 

I Am trying to identify a plant that I saw on a television program this evening.....

It is about 2 ft tall, has rather spindly silver/grey/green stem and foliage, and littledark pinky red flowers.   I used to have some in my garden in England, but never did know the name of them.  Does my description ring a bell with anyone?

Would be very appreciative of any information given.

Thank You

09/04/2014 at 08:12

I've got some in my garden but I can't remember what it's called! Sorry 

09/04/2014 at 08:17

A quick google suggests Lychnis Coronaria. What do you think?

09/04/2014 at 08:32

Hello bougle

Welcome to the forum

Could you post a photo ?  We will know then for sure.  It could be lychnis coronaria, going by your description.  Or, look up Lychnis coronaria and compare it 

09/04/2014 at 08:58

Bougie, which tv programme was it?  Maybe we noticed it too - or we could look again on iplayer or whatever and see if we can spot it.  

Or, was it a French tv programme?

I must say, it does sound quite like Verdun's suggestion of the Lychnis 

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3417 

09/04/2014 at 19:24

Bougie, was it on the prog about Great Dixter? I saw some just like it on there 

09/04/2014 at 19:49

Thank you all so much,,,,,  sorry I didn't get back to you all sooner, but I have been tucked up in bed with hot water bottles, Lemsip (or my own version nd decongestant!! Just surfaced for a little while before going back.

I didn't see the beginning of the program so not sure what it was called, but it was about a beautiful old house near Leicester, and the man who designed the gardens if that is any help?  Sorry but not  been very alert over the last few days.

I will go away now and follow the link Dovefromabove has given me and come back to you all a little later on.

Once again, many thanks to you all.

09/04/2014 at 19:50

4th Panda ... Yes, that was the program, thank you.......

09/04/2014 at 19:59

Yippee .... yes that was it, Lychnis coronaria!!!   Now I just have to try and find some seeds over here, although I expect I will have to send to the UK for some!

 

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