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Silene caroliniana 'Hot Pink'

Sticky Catchfly, Wild Pink

Vivid spring blooms attract pollinating insects

Neat clump-forming alpine plant

Perfect for rockeries and alpine troughs

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

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Brighten up your rockery with the vivid pink blooms of Silene caroliniana 'Hot Pink'! Known as Sticky Catchfly or Wild Pink in its native home of North America, where this low, clump-forming perennial thrives on the well-drained soils of rocky outcrops. The nectar rich flowers are borne in profusion in late spring and early summer, offering a feast for pollinating insects. This charming hardy perennial is perfect for gravel gardens, alpine troughs and the front of sunny borders. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).


1 packet (150 seeds) (25573)

Sow Silene caroliniana seed on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed or multipurpose compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Place container in a propagator or seal inside a plastic bag and place at a temperature of 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination which can take 14-21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into trays or 7.5cm (3") pots and grow them on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown, and all risk of frost pas passed, gradually acclimatize them to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting out in any well drained, gritty soil in sun or semi shade at a distance of 30cm (12") apart.

Water silene plants regularly until they are fully established. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps in spring. Silene self-seeds freely. If seedlings are not wanted, deadhead stems of silene flowers as the blooms fade.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

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