SILENE schafta

Moss Campion



Height: 4-6" (10-15 cm)
Flowering Time: Summer, Autumn
Flower Colour: Pink

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Caryophyllidae (Pinks Superorder)
Order: Caryophyllales (Pinks Order)
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pinks Family)
Genus: Silene
Species: schafta
Silene schafta

Silene schafta is one of the most popular plants for a rockery, not least because it flowers at a time when many other rockery plants are past their best. It forms a neat tuft of bright green pointed leaves, covered in late summer and into autumn with bright magenta flowers with deeply cut petals.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(78 days)

Seed Pod The seedpod is a long pointed cylinder, opening with a star shape.

Seed The seeds are brown commas. There are many seeds in a seed pod.

Seedling The seedlings have pointed leaves.

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