SILENE NUTANS 'CONFETTI'
Numerous strong stems bearing thick green leaves, produce sprays of numerous, long, pinkish-purple buds which open into spikes of creamy white flowers in mid summer. A new and rare species of the campion family, almost certainly not in cultivation and close to S. scouleri and also S.nutans, and impressive grown "en masse".
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.