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Silene alpestris

 
Silene alpestris

Common name alpine campion
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers white (late spring)
Size 4"
Light full sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature; light may be helpful
detailed seed-starting info below

Dainty white flowers with five scalloped petals, over low-growing narrow-leaf foliage.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 70F (7%G, 8d). Exposure to light did not result in further germination
  2. Same seed as above. Pot 70, surface-sown (10%G, 9d). More germinated after pot was moved outdoors in mid-spring


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