Sweet William catchfly

Atocion armeria

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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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/Casting Doubts project. Latin name: Silene armeria Artist family: Romantic Colour: Purple

Description

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, disappointed, 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.