Silene Species, Hooker's Catchfly, Hooker's Silene, Hooker's Indian Pink, Stringflower

Silene hookeri

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Silene (sy-LEE-nee) (Info)
Species: hookeri (HOOK-er-ee) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Groundcovers

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Succulent

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 3, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A hairy gray plant with many short spreading stems in a cluster. The flowers have deeply divided petals and are borne on the branch ends.

The flowers are 1" to 2" wide and 1/2" to 3/4" long, tubular with five petals.They can be white, pink or purple.

Found on dry, rocky ground in brush and open coniferous forests of Southwestern OR and northwestern CA.

The common mame Stringflower applies to the species that has white petals divided into narrow string-like lobes.

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