Plant ID Help Needed

Washington Crossing,, United States

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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annapolis, MD(Zone 7b)

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?

Washington Crossing,, United States

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 by Todd Boland.

First trip to Morris Arboretum. Certainly will return.



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