Mýrastigi

Silene alpestris

Alpine Catchfly

Caryophyllaceae

Height

20 cm

Flower colour

white

Flowering time

June - August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy, given the right conditions

Plant range

Alps, Carpathians

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.

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall.


Seed - sown in September - November.

Seed not covered and stored outside until spring. If the seed doesn't germinate outside, it should be moved inside to temperature above 15°C (60°F).

Compact rock garden plant.

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