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Silene dioica 'Clifford Moor'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Silene (sy-LEE-nee) (Info)
Species: dioica (dy-oh-EE-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Clifford Moor

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

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

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral crocodileblondi On Sep 10, 2013, crocodileblondi from White Center, WA wrote:

Just bought this little darling today to add to my cottage garden. It has delightful leaves and will make a lovely addition to the nearby clematis. I bought it at home depo in west seattle and I love finding new plants that I haven't planted before and look forward to the results next spring. I will post an update!

Positive hdpeters On Sep 13, 2012, hdpeters from Hurricane, WV wrote:

Planted in zone 6 (WV) in spring and it has thrived with morning and early afternoon sun. Does not look very healthy currently. Does it need cut back?

Positive dgiroux1308 On May 31, 2006, dgiroux1308 from Seattle, WA wrote:

I planted 2 of these in front of about 20 tulips last Fall. By May, the flowers had hidden the dying brown tulip foliage wonderfully, actually better than I had anticipated.

Positive Kim_M On May 6, 2006, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a pretty big plant in my garden..About 3 feet wide. Very Pretty!

Positive Happenstance On Feb 29, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

A really beautiful plant with variegated chartreuse foliage, beginning to bloom here in 9b late February.

Update - May 20, 2004

This is a prolific grower, great bloomer. Growing well in containers, shade, does well in all these situations!


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

Calistoga, California
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Santa Clara, California
New Lenox, Illinois
Mason, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Berkshire, New York
Pickerington, Ohio
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Sumter, South Carolina
Cathan, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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