sunpatiens ?

kitteh(6 ohio)February 1, 2013

The two plants popped up I think in warm Dec. - the leaves look alike and the darker one looks kid of like a 'sunpatiens' I bought last year and planted about 6' away - but that thing hated frost and these keep going through very cold days and the snow. What are they?

This post was edited by kitteh on Fri, Feb 1, 13 at 17:38

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Might be Saponaria, New Guinea Impatiens are tropical and would have long ago
perished from the cold.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 7:03PM
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jaynine

Dianthus barbatus?

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 10:18PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Janine may be correct. I was thinking of a perennial, which Dianthus
is in Zone 6, unlike hereabouts where it's a Winter annual.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 8:46AM
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kitteh(6 ohio)

There was probably a little of those in the wildflower mix there, they just didn't come up last year so I didn't know them. Is there a way to know the colors of the flowers yet?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 8:43PM
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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

Dianthus barbatus is white, pink, red, or dark red. The one with more red in the leaves will likely have more red in the flowers.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 12:54PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

I thought they looked like D barbatus (Sweet William) too.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 4:20PM
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