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PlantFiles: Rose of Heaven
Silene coeli-rosa

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)

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

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

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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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:

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:

Positive gregr18 On May 22, 2006, gregr18 from Bridgewater, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This attractive plant is very easy to grow from seed. When growing from seed, take care to thin your seedlings early as the seedlings have very delicate, extremely thin roots that are difficult to untangle from each other without doing damage to the roots.


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

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Oxford, North Carolina

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