(SILENE maritima, SILENE
vulgaris subsp maritima)
Height: 4" (10cm) Flowering Time: Spring Flower Colour: White, pink. ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Caryophyllidae (Pinks Superorder) Order: Caryophyllales (Pinks Order) Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pinks Family) Genus: Silene (Campion) Species: uniflora (with one flower), maritima (of the sea) ____________________________________
Silene uniflora is a valuable plant for the rock garden. It forms a mound of short, grey, pointed waxy leaves, with large frilly-looking flowers in white (or a very pale pink) with a reddish striped calyx, from late spring through summer.
It is easily propagated from seed, or may self-seed in sunny sites.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod The seedpod is a capsule inside the calyx.
Seed The seeds are small dark brown commas. There are many seeds in a seed pod.
Seedling The seedling has grey pointed leaves and sometimes reddish stems.
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