SILENE SUECICA

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SILENE SUECICA

$3.50 / packet

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Description

From low clumps of thin, shiny, deep green leaves, arise erect, unbranched stems, on which compact bunches of deep pink flowers open. An uncommon and very lovely alpine plant, that in the wild lives on the cold exposed mountains of Norway and Sweden, but it is sometimes found near the coasts, and is also found in the Alps and the Pyrenees, Greenland and North America.

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.

Key Facts

Family:Caryophyllaceae

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:25-40cm

Packet Content:30+ (Approx)

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