Silene Atropurpurea


Silene Atropurpurea

$3.37 / packet

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Collected originally on an Alpine Garden Society trip to Ipiros in Greece, this rarely-seen, showy, hardy perennial opens bright heads of deep reddish-mauve flowers in loose sprays during summer, above the evergreen rosette of basal foliage. If grown in a very well-drained spot, this plant will slowly evolve into a tight rounded shrub, and considering its origin, it is very well adapted to a dry situation.

Sowing Advice

Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.

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Key Facts


Classification:Hardy perennial


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