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? What is 'Lin' (plant) ?

Posted by MockTheCasbah-979852 - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by perrypaws - 4 years ago

Try Thrift, otherwise known as Sea Pinks or Erigeron both are hardy and seem to grow anywhere and are quite attractive bobbing in the breeze. Or perhaps a low growing Phlox? All perennials.

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Posted by orme2 - 4 years ago

Lobelia?

 

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Posted by mrsoverall - 4 years ago

Hi, are you thinking of the tiny blue bell-like flowers that you see growing in walls? It's probably 'Fairy Thimbles ' or campanula cochleariifolia. It seems to grow where it wants to grow! Happy gardening. 

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Posted by MockTheCasbah-979852 - 4 years ago

Well done and thanks to you both!

Found it:

http://www.specialplants.net/shop/seeds/linum_grandiflorum_rubrum_bright_eyes/

Very pretty, but now I have to find what I was actually looking to purchase - those little perennial low (rockery type) plants that you see growing in the same place every year out of nooks and crannies. Aubretia is one, darned if i can remember any of the others.

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Posted by junkanoo - 4 years ago

Hi

"La fille aux cheveux de lin" translates as "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair". Therefore lin is flax.

Cheers

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Posted by orme2 - 4 years ago

Lin means linen and flax.  Could your plant be flax?

 

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Posted by MockTheCasbah-979852 - 4 years ago

I should add, can find it in French but need to know what the plant is called in English as a search on the name comes up with nothing. The variety is 'Blanc a Oeil Rouge'