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Silene coeli-rosa 'Cherry Blossom'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Silene (sy-LEE-nee) (Info)
Species: coeli-rosa (koh-EL-ee RO-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cherry Blossom

Synonym:Agrostemma coeli-rosa
Synonym:Lychnis coeli-rosa
Synonym:Viscaria elegans
Synonym:Viscaria oculata

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Baa On Aug 31, 2002, Baa wrote:

An annual from Southern Europe.

Has greyish green, lance shaped, hairless leaves. Bears many pink flowers with a white centre emerging from a large calyx. Each of the 5 petals has a conspicuous notch.

Flowers June-September

Likes a well-drained, fertile, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in sun or light shade.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sebastopol, California
Kalama, Washington

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