Silene schafta Persian Carpet description
A mass of bright pink flowers from the middle of summer and into the autumn over a low green mound.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the rockery, alpine bed, front of a border, or by a patio.
Can be short lived if not in well drained soil.
Common names: Autumn Campion Persian Carpet and Autumn Catchfly Persian Carpet
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a gap at the front of a plant border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal or dry soil.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy provided it has free draining soil.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and then it will be quite drought tolerant.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Buy alpine plants, herbs, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.