Silene ‘Pink’

Silene vulgaris

Features

  • Cut-and-come-again
  • Easy to grow
  • Foliage & Filler

Description

Tall, grape-purple, heavily branching stems dance in the breeze, carrying buds topped with ruffled, star-shaped candy-pink flowers. Plants have a long flowering window, blooming all summer long. These flowers are lovely in arrangements and make a beautiful addition to the garden.

Details

Plant type: perennial
Height: 30 to 36 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 120 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 8 to 10 weeks before last frost; transplant out once the weather has warmed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest as soon as flowers begin to open on a stem. Expect a vase life of 7 days.

Details

Description

Tall, grape-purple, heavily branching stems dance in the breeze, carrying buds topped with ruffled, star-shaped candy-pink flowers. Plants have a long flowering window, blooming all summer long. These flowers are lovely in arrangements and make a beautiful addition to the garden.

Details

Plant type: perennial
Height: 30 to 36 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 120 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 8 to 10 weeks before last frost; transplant out once the weather has warmed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest as soon as flowers begin to open on a stem. Expect a vase life of 7 days.

Sources

How to Grow

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