SILENE alpestris

Small
Shade
White
Reasonable soil
Summer
Pollinator friendly
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread: 30cm x 40cm

Alpine form of 'Campion', producing a haze of single, white, starry flowers on compact stems, over an ankle-high sprawling hummock of deep green leaves. This very prolific and long flowering, evergreen alpine delivers blooms in early summer.

Tough and hardy, it loves a challenge, growing in places other plants avoid, such as tight crevices in walls or between rocks and makes an excellent choice for a coastal garden too. Bees love it. It thrives in a gritty, free draining soil that retains some moisture and does not dry out completely, in full sun or light shade.