Silene armeria - seeds
Silene armeriaSown in large drifts, this strongly scented summer flower is stunning - a sea of glowing purple flowers on nearly leafless stems. Native plant.
The nectar inside the long tube-like flowers is accessible to many butterflies. Flowers from June to August and if cut back, until October.
Planting distance (cm): 15 x 15
Sowing depth: germinated in light
Silene armeria, commonly known as sweet William catchfly, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Caryophyllaceae. It is native to Europe and Western Asia and has been introduced to North America, where it is considered an invasive species in some areas.
The plant typically grows to a height of 20-60 cm and has narrow, lance-shaped leaves. It produces clusters of small, fragrant, pink or white flowers in the summer. The flowers have five petals that are deeply divided, giving them a fringed or ragged appearance. The plant prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade.
In addition to its ornamental value in gardens, Silene armeria has been used in traditional medicine for its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. However, it should be noted that the plant can be toxic if ingested in large quantities, and caution should be exercised when handling it as it can cause skin irritation
Packet 500 seeds