Silene alpestris Flore Pleno – ALPINE

£2.60

White, double flowers with a pink blush over a green mound in the summer.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

Only 5 left in stock

Description

Silene Flore Pleno description

White, double flowers with a pink blush in the summer.

Unusual, not often seen in the marketplace.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

This is good for the front of a border, alpine bed, rockery, by a patio or in a tub, and it is straightforward provided it goes into a soil that is well drained.

Silene Flore Pleno flowering in June
Silene Flore Pleno in June

The best position in the garden:

Requires sun.

Requires sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a small gap at the front of a flower border.

What type of soil:

Well drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.

How much moisture:

Normal.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy.

Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

Size of plant:

Height 15 cm.
Spread 30 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 10 plants per square metre.

Reference:
[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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