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25/04/2014 at 19:12

i want to buy another plant  but don't know what it is. it grows about .30" tall, has a clump of silvery green leaves at the base, woody stems and i have seen it with either white or magenta flowers, ( with 5 petals, i think). i had a white one, but it was destroyed when workmen put scaffolding base over it, and i haven't got a clue what it is called. any help would be appreciated.




25/04/2014 at 19:19


25/04/2014 at 19:20

It's a bit of a guess, but could it have been one of the Verbascums? 

25/04/2014 at 19:25
25/04/2014 at 19:26

That's a very difficult one. 

Lychnis coronaria. Perhaps.

Edit: we are on the same page Nut.

25/04/2014 at 19:30

That's good Edd. Not many things are truly magenta are they. 

25/04/2014 at 19:34
25/04/2014 at 19:43

 thanks so much for the quick replies. Edd and nutcutlet  have solved my problem. Lychnis coronaria is what my plant was. sorry about saying it had woody stems, i was trying to remember what it was like, and maybe got it wrong. i also didn't realize it came in so many shades, so i will be looking to buy a few different ones.

25/04/2014 at 20:18

That's solved starlily.

 I can't seem to keep the magenta ones going though the whites seed around and look after themselves

26/04/2014 at 10:18

Isn't it strange Nut, I'm glad you mentioned it, but my magenta ones do well in my garden and seed everywhere!! But I do not have any luck with the white ones, which is a shame as I would love to grow them together in a pretty pot  and use it as a special marker in the garden.

26/04/2014 at 11:25

Swap some seed later in the summer jatnik?

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