Silene Hookeri


Silene Hookeri

$3.75 / packet

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Countless stems produce large flowers, up to 2½ins across, of the softest pink colour, all with petals delicately slashed and cut. Low rosettes of narrow, downy grey leaves add to the attraction of this exceptionally beautiful rockery plant from the mountains of western North America. In a sunny, well-drained position it is not difficult to cultivate and can self-seed itself freely. Image kindly provided by Travis Owen.

Sowing Advice

Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.

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Key Facts


Common name:Hooker's Campion

Classification:Hardy perennial


Packet Content:20+ (Approx)

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