SILENE DIOICA 'GRAHAM'S DELIGHT'
Another Plantworld Seed introduction. The fascinating variegated ornamental foliage comes reasonably true from seed. Green seedlings often germinate first, so reject these as they will not variegate later. Leaves are splashed with cream - the later deep pink flowers enhancing the effect. It also makes an attractive early pot plant!
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:"Silene dioica variegated".