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Silene suksdorfii

 
Silene suksdorfii
cascade catchfly
Common name cascade catchfly
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white-pink
Size 6"
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
From seed germinate at room temperature. do not exclude light
detailed seed-starting info below

This one is supposed to have olive-green leaves, with pink buds that open to pale pink flowers with darker veins. Not much information online, and the sources I did find were not consistent. I'll have to find out for myself.
Started blooming sparsely in June of its first year. Flowers look just like Silene maritima to me, but the leaves are rounded, or very slightly pointed, whereas the other species has much pointier leaves.

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 '04 trade, originally from Secret Seeds. Baggy 70F with light (39%G, 9-19d)


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