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I planted ladybells and got this instead

Posted by redthreaddiy 6a MI (My Page) on
Thu, May 3, 12 at 15:55

So, what is it? I planted two plants last year and they got huge!

Also, does anyone know what variety of sea thrift I have? Thanks!!


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RE: I planted ladybells and got this instead

The first is Hesperis matronalis, Dames Rocket.
The second is Armeria maritima, as you say but there are several white ones and I am not familiar with them, so I'm afraid I can't help you as to which you have.


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RE: I planted ladybells and got this instead

Dames Rocket is one of my favs. If you don't mind it popping up everywhere, let it go to seed. I just love it. Its a biennial.


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RE: I planted ladybells and got this instead

Lucky you. Ladybells is an evil garden thug.


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RE: I planted ladybells and got this instead

Hesperis is considered an invasive species in several states. You may want to check in your own area to be sure you're not nurturing an ecologically damaging plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hesperis


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