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Silene conica

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Silene (sy-LEE-nee) (Info)
Species: conica (KOH-nee-ka) (Info)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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:
Non-patented

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:

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Neutral Baa On Nov 14, 2001, Baa wrote:

Sticky annual from Europe.

Has lance like, grey green leaves and sticky little hairs all over. Bears small, pink flowers with a black striped, balloon like calyx behind them.

Flowers May-July

Likes sandy, well drained, fertile, neutral soil in full sun.

Maybe not an impressive flower but the calyx makes an interesting subject for flower arranging.



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