A passle of pinks, poppies and penstemons
We bought these pinks (probably Dianthus barbatus, sweet william) grown as a multicolored display in single pots last year. I was pleasantly surprised that they all came up again this year only in a much enlarged bunch with about twice the number of flowers. The single colored plant is maybe Dianthus parvonius syn. Dianthus neglectus. The syn. name indicates the toughness of the plant as I planted it on a mound of fast drying soil in a hot sunny location. But it seems to thrive on such tough conditions as it came up again this year and has increased in size as the others have.
The poppies are Papaver orientale I grew from seed two years ago. The photo of the single poppy seems to be an intermediate color between the orange and salmon colored poppies.
The Penstemons are of the barbatus "Navigator" mix. These are considered to be a dwarf variety and seems to remain upright better than the taller growing varieties.