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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Plant ID Help Needed

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IlliniDave
Washington Crossing,
United States

June 6, 2011
5:41 AM

Post #8612228

New to this forum. We have a perennial which blooms in May, 4-6 inches tall, red flowers with 5 star-shaped petals. Here is a photo of this plant type at Morris Arboretum. (They were re-planting this bed, so the Veronica spicata on the plant label is not correct).

Thanks for the help.

Dave from Bucks Co, Pa

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coleup
annapolis, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8612559

Welcome to the Mid Atlantic forum Stick around and get to know this diverse group. Have you visited Morton often? Lovely place.

Could your plant be a form of Silene virginica?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2633/
IlliniDave
Washington Crossing,
United States

June 9, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8620634

I think you may have it. Red petals are pointed with a star tip as in S regia or S virginica. See DG's page here also

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2223/ by Todd Boland.

First trip to Morris Arboretum. Certainly will return.

Thanks

Dave

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