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Blog entry by Desktopgem posted 05-17-2013 02:24 AM 2760 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Does anybody recognise this plant, please? I have asked the RHS but am awaiting a reply. Will let you know what they say too. It is a lot pinker than this.

-- Desktopgem



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hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-17-2013 03:49 AM

I do believe it is a phlox

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Desktopgem

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posted 05-17-2013 04:06 PM

Hi MsDebbieP, here is the RHS answer for your interest. It’s the leaves that give it away I think.

Many thanks for your enquiry about what appears to be honesty: It is an annual plant native to central and southern Europe and quite commonly cultivated in Britain. It often seeds itself about and, when this happens, white-flowered plants may occur amongst the normal reddish-purple forms. A variegated form also occurs. Lunaria annua is the official name

Honesty is easily grown in most soils and the silvery, disc-like seedpods are sometimes used in dried flower arrangements.

I hope this information is helpful.

Yours sincerely,

Guy Barter
Chief Horticultural Advisor

-- Desktopgem

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-17-2013 11:17 PM

and now we know!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 05-19-2013 07:35 AM

This is often called money plant here in N.America. The seed disc resemble siler dollars…..another common name for it. In this area it is very invasive, but bc of the interesting seed disc people still grow them and just work at keeping them under control or let it grow in an area that is semi-wild.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Desktopgem

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posted 05-19-2013 03:58 PM

Thank you, Iris, that is very interesting.

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