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Silene (Hardy Catchfly)

Catchfly are widespread annuals to herbaceous perennials and can especially be found in the northern hemisphere. Several species have ornamental , bright colored flowers. All Silene species are easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a preferably sunny spot. They are very robust and adopt very well to various soil types.
Sow flat in any rich, well drained soil. Keep pots in a sunny , protected spot outside. Several species require a cooling period of several months prior to germination. If these species are sowed late in the year, they do not germinate before spring in the following year. Transplant perennial species to the final spot in the garden in late summer to autumn.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.
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Silene aomorensis (Aomoro Catchfly)

Silene aomorensis (Aomoro Catchfly)

10 (25)cm, Aomoro Catchfly is a rare dwarf winterhardy perennial from Japan (Honshu island) with a basal leaf rosette and several inflorescences with pure white flowers. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. An excellent rock garden plant. III-IV.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8695 € 3,99
Silene armeria (Sweet William Catchfly)

Silene armeria (Sweet William Catchfly)

15cm, Sweet William Catchfly is a showy annual species with beautiful intense magenta flowers in a terminal inflorescence. It is native of rocky soils in Central Europe. This species is sometimes wrongly offered as Silene elisabethae which is a completely distinct zspecies. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Ideal plant for the rock garden, where it will readily selfsow under appropiate conditions. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 6384 € 0,99*
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Silene californica (Indian Pink)

Silene californica (Indian Pink)

20 (40)cm, Indian Pink is a beautiful perennial with glaucous foliage and intense red flowers on branching stems. It is native of open spots in mountain woods in the western USA. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Caribou Road, Plumas County, California, USA at some 670m. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in the rock garden. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 6504 € 7,99
Silene colorata (Pink Piroutte)

Silene colorata (Pink Piroutte)

15cm, Pink Piroutte or Dwarf Pink Star is a biannual to short-lived dwarf perennial from sandy and rocky soils in the vicinity of the sea throughout the Mediterranean. It makes a dense carpet of several bright pink flowers. For any rich, well drained, sandy substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. If grown as a pot plant keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10°C in winter. ALternatively grow as an annual, sow directly to the ground in mid spring. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package7389 € 2,99*
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Silene conica (Sand Catchfly)

Silene conica (Sand Catchfly)

7 (12)cm, Sand Catchfly is a rare Eurasian dwarf annual with short upright stalks topped by bright rose flowers followed by rather large, conical seed pods. Easily cultivated in any rich, sandy to rocky soil in a sunny spot. Will self-sow under appropriate conditions. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4741 € 4,99
Silene dioica (Red Catchfly)

Silene dioica (Red Catchfly)

20 (40)cm, Red Catchfly is an annual to short-lived perennial with beautiful rose-red flowers above green leaves which are densely covered with short white hairs. Native of moist meadows throughout Eurasia. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. Readily selfsows under appropiate conditions. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4551 € 4,99
Silene regia (Royal Catchfly)

Silene regia (Royal Catchfly)

40 (90)cm, Royal Catchfly is an endangered, beautiful, colorful, herbaceous perennial with bright scarlet flowers. Native of open spots in woods, meadows, and prairies from Georgia to Louisiana, north to Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri (USA). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3536 € 3,99*
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Silene stellata (Starry Campion)

Silene stellata (Starry Campion)

70 (120)cm, Starry Campion is a showy tall herbaceous perennial with white, fringed flowers above whorls of narrow lanceolate to ovate leaves with an acuminate tip. It is native of open spots in woodlands in south eastern USA. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 6111 € 4,99
Silene velutina (Sardo-Corsican Catchfly) Exclusive

Silene velutina (Sardo-Corsican Catchfly) Exclusive

30 (50)cm, Sardo-Corsican Catchfly is an ornamental and rarely seen perennial species from rocky sunny spots on Corsica (France) and Sardinia (Italy) in the western Mediterranean. It has finely puebscent leaves and branching stalks topped by pure white flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny and preferably spot. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 7404 € 4,99
Silene vulgaris ssp. aetnensis (Mount Etna Catchfly)

Silene vulgaris ssp. aetnensis (Mount Etna Catchfly)

20 (40)cm, Mount Etna Catchfly is a herbaceous perennial species from rocky sunny spots on Sicily (Italy). It has glabrous, glaucous leaves and white flowers surrounded by an inflated calyx. Fresh leaves and young shoots are locally used in salads and as a vegetable. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package7133 € 3,99
Silene zawadskii (Zawadski's Catchfly)

Silene zawadskii (Zawadski's Catchfly)

10 (20)cm, Zawadski's Catchfly is a rarely seen dwarf perennial with a basal leaf rosette forming dense cushions in time, and several inflorescences of quite large, pure white flowers. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. An excellent rock garden plant. III-IV.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4572 € 4,99