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Silene dioica

 
Silene dioica
catchfly

Common name catchfly
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink (May)
Size 2'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinates readily at room temperature; self-seeds in our garden
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-June

My dad was surprised to see this growing in our garden – in his Dutch garden, he considers it a weed. I admit, it's not the most refined plant, and it does reseed somewhat freely, but it sure is pretty when it blooms. It also puts up with a fair bit of shade, which comes in handy in our garden which is getting shadier by the year.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back yard island

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01 trade, wintersowed to pot in mid-March; plenty of seedlings by mid-April
  2. Seed for 'Purple Prince' from '09 trade. Baggy 70F (78%G, 5-8d)


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