Silene

Silene is the largest genus of the carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, with a global distribution, the greatest number of species in the northern hemisphere. The prefert to be on the sunny side of life, many low growing species are excellent rock garden plants. One species is native to Iceland.

Silene asterias
Silene asterias

Bulgarian Catchfly

Bulgarian catchfly is a tall perennial with drumstick clusters of reddish pink flowers.

Silene alpestris
Silene alpestris

Alpine Catchfly

Alpine catchfly is a compact rock garden plant with white flowers.

Silene acaulis
Silene acaulis

Moss Campion

Moss campion is a cushion forming rock garden plant with pink flowers.