Height: 4-6" (10-15 cm) Flowering Time: Summer, Autumn Flower Colour: Pink ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Caryophyllidae (Pinks Superorder) Order: Caryophyllales (Pinks Order) Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pinks Family) Genus: Silene Species: 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:
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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