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Pest county, near Budapest, Hungary Hu

I grew some of these from seed from my sisters garden. They are supposed to be Verbascum. Is this right or is it something else? I thought Verbascum were much taller. The first flower is out and there are lots more buds. The leaves are grey and furry.




its Silene coronaria. It is a lovely plant and seeds freely. It is not a very long lived perennial about 4 yrs or so, it has several common /local names eg dusty miller, rabbits ears etc.

22 May, 2009


Thanks a lot. I think you are right.

22 May, 2009


Hi Chrispook have not heard from you for a while, I remember that lovely photo you posted of your swiss house brought to Hungry overlooking the lake. your garden photoes are spectacular.

22 May, 2009


I think your plant is Lychnis coronaria, I don't think it is Silene.

22 May, 2009


Thanks Wyeboy That's the conclusion I came to, but the coronaria bit gave me a clue and helped me to find it on the Internet.

22 May, 2009


I think it goes by both names, Wyeboy and Chris.

24 May, 2009


I think Lychnis and Silene are different plants.

27 May, 2009


Silene coronaria synonym of Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion, Crown Pink)

27 May, 2009

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