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Sweet William Catchfly

You do communicate your emotions.

The answer you planted into the fourth of thirty plant beds in the Dijksgracht park, part of the Twijfel Zaaien/Raising Doubts project.

Latin name: Silene armeria
Artist family: Romantic
Colour: Purple

Where was this made?:

In the 18th-19th century, this flower was used by people to communicate their emotional experience with one another ; to either show their love, or that they were deeply upset, happy, dissapointed, etc. Take for example: if you would ever want to tell someone "I feel that I am a victim of your love", the Sweet William Catchfly would be the right plant to translate your thought.

Seeds generously sponsored by Cruydt Hoeck