Silene asterias plants

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Price – $6.50 per plant. Available for pickup only at our office 449 Sandringham Road  Tues – Fri 10am -2pm

This is a hardy and unusual perennial and rarely available. It has strong upright stems which begin to flower in late Spring. The flowers are borne in round clusters  about 6cm widewhich consist of small deep burgundy blooms which are held in dark red bracts. The bracts have very bright blue anthers, and together the ensemble is very striking. The leaves themselves are attractive even when the plant is not in bloom, as they are  bright spring green .

It likes an organic soil which has good moisture retention in full sun . If the soil does not retain moisture well then put it in partial shade and mulch well. However the soil should not be waterlogged.

It makes a good cut flower and is deciduous.