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busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2003
7:14 PM

Post #565770

This plant spreads by root runners like mint, has clusters of white to lavender flowers that are on a two foot stem.The leaves are going up the flower stem also.

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busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2003
7:17 PM

Post #565772

this is very invasive and hard to get rid of. This is the leaves.

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poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


June 25, 2003
8:19 PM

Post #565845

Busybee - it looks like soapwort http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=Saponaria officinalis&btnG=Google Search
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2003
8:19 PM

Post #565846

Could it be Phlox paniculata? The picture is a bit blurry but that is what it looks like.
Baa

June 25, 2003
8:57 PM

Post #565873

Busybee, do you have a photo of it a bit further away?

At present I agree with Poppysue (sorry Badseed!) It could be Saponaria officinalis alba plena, the double white soapwort
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2003
9:38 PM

Post #565903

LOL I don't need to be right Baa. :) I have not grown Saponaria in a few years and had the single blue. It was the two foot stems that made me think Phlox.
busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2003
9:44 PM

Post #565907

I hope this one is better.

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busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 26, 2003
2:35 AM

Post #566241

Thanks to all of you. I think it looks like the double soapwort in the photos.
tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2003
5:45 AM

Post #566361

wow, what a beautiful ground cover!!
LouisianaSweetPea
Mount Hermon, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 26, 2003
6:54 PM

Post #566803

Busybee, you have the pretties white flowers growing! I finally started the seeds of that white moonflower bush, and they are coming along just fine. -- Jean

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