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Silene keiskei

Silene keiskei
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (summer)
Size 6"
Light full sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature, barely cover seed
detailed seed-starting info below

First-time bloom late April 2004. And guess what, the flowers are pink, not white. So I don't know what species I have on my hands. It looks superficially like Lychnis viscaria, but the flowers are different upon close inspection

Silene keiskei

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 (50%G, 7-14d). Seedlings weak, many perished
  2. Same seed as above. Surface-sowed to pot at 70F (good germination, starting 15d). Seedlings healthier than when started in baggy

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