To many gardeners this is a delicate plant. To me it’s a thug. The kind of thug I like, it self seeds everywhere. I donate such seed from one of my gardens to another. These are gifts from Bolton Percy churchyard to Seaton Ross village plot. It was introduced by scattering seed on the bare ground.
It has faired far too well in the cemetery at Worsbrough where there are hundreds of plants. A weed is a plant in the wrong place, so I spray it with glyphosate. That doesn’t always work, it just runs off the silky foliage. It is now taking over; funny how soil conditions make a dramatic difference to plant success.
I went to a garden centre the other day and could have bought a lychnis for a fiver. No thank you! You are welcome help yourself to seed in any of my gardens. But it is banned by Brenda at Boundary Cottage.
Look over the hedge of the Seaton Ross village plot and spot it.