Silene Short and Sweet

Height 45cm
Spread 60cm
Full sun
Full sun/Part Shade
Frost Hardy
Botanical Name: Silene caroliniana var. wherryi Short and Sweet

Variety Profile

A tidy, low growing plant producing a prolific flowering display of dark pink flowers during spring. Despite a dainty appearance, it is quite hardy tolerating dry and wet conditions given good drainage and will spread to form an attractive clump of evergreen foliage ideal for filling small spaces or edging.

Cultural Care

Low. Once established, quite dry tolerant requiring only occasional long soaks during extended periods of heat.

Plant in most soil types which are well draining. No pruning generally required although trim off spent flowers to keep tidy. A single application of slow release fertiliser in spring will improve overall performance.

Plant Uses

  • Container displays for late winter and spring
  • Small gardens, patios and courtyards
  • Mass plant for dense splash of colour
  • Rockeries, embankments or narrow spaces

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