What is this perennial

Started by Jennifer - 3796 Tuesday, 18 September 2012

This small plant came to me from my sister in laws garden as a small seedling plucked from growing in her pebble path.. It dies down but pops up late winter, self seeds easily and has white flowers in spring/summer. Green follage has a silvery tinge. Can anyone tell me its name? Thanks

Deirdre - The Compulsive Gardener Tuesday, 18 September 2012

It looks as if it could be Lychnis coronaria. Mine has quite silvery foliage. There are forms with cerise flowers and one with a white flower with a pink eye. Refer to the photo I have attached for the flower shape. Deirdre

Jennifer - 3796 Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Yes the flowers are white versions of the photo. This plant has been reliably appearing in my garden for the last 5 years, it is nice to finally know what it is. Thank-you.


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