Silene Persian Carpet – Buy alpine plants


Bright pink flowers in the autumn when colour can be in short supply.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots.

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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.

This plant is good for a rockery, tub or raised bedHow 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

Silene Persian Carpet in August
Silene Persian Carpet in August

The best position in the garden:

Requires sun.

Requires sun.

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.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg
Plant size



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