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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 26 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • City

    Brooktondale

  • State

    New York

  • Posted by

    jane3154

Notes:

These are spring bloomers and have blossomed with the forget-me-nots and bleeding hearts. They are still in bloom now that the mountain bluet, poppy and wild phlox are in bloom.

Comments

  • jane Leaf Lover says:

    Hello Stone! Thank you so much for your most productive tip! My pink blooms are indeed Silene and it’s a hybrid called “Rolly’s Favorite Catchfly”. I am promised lots of blooms with deadheading and apparently, it reseeds, which is not a problem for me. A University of Arsankas Extension write-up highlights a potential point of confusion: “This one had us stumped as it was first introduced under the invalid name, Silene x robotii, only to later become a Lychnis flos-jovis. Since Lychnis flos-jovis normally has white-hairy foliage, we won’t rule out a yet unnamed baby daddy. Despite one parent hailing from the central European Alps, this Gerardus Oudshoorn hybrid has thrived in our hot, humid summers. For us, the deer-resistant, drought-tolerant Lychnis ‘Rolly’s Favorite’ forms a compact 10″ tall x 18″ wide basal rosette of fuzzy green leaves, covered from mid-March (NC) through summer with 15″ stalks, ending in masses of 1″ dark pink flowers…quite stunning!” Again, MANY THANKS! I have more plants I can’t identify in the garden … this website is just such a fantastic resource! Jane

    June 6th, 2014 at 11:01am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Try searching pink silene. Congrats on finding the wallflower.

    June 6th, 2014 at 9:24am

  • jane3154 Leaf Lover says:

    SunnySue, I googled Soapwort but I don’t think it’s what I have. However, I think I may have found what my orange blooms are. It’s Cheiranthus allionii: Siberian wallflower is a biennial or perennial that grows to a height of 10-18 inches. These wildflower seed produce slender plants with fragrant, bright orange flowers. Siberian Wallflowers bloom in zone 5 from late April to early June.(Wildflowermix.com) Many thanks! Jane

    June 5th, 2014 at 6:24pm

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    I think Soapwort? I just bought some recently and haven’t seen it flower. http://home.howstuffworks.com/soapwort-bouncing-bet.htm

    June 5th, 2014 at 4:59pm

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