Silene 'Pink Pirouette'


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Hardy annual

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Pink Pirouette' is a new plant for summer containers and baskets. It is quite unique for a silene, because it has an open, almost trailing habit. It produces a profusion of small whorl-like flowers in sumptuous pink, and each plant will spread to 60cm (24in). You can also grow it in the rock garden, or the front of the border. Sow the seed indoors in spring, and plant outside in late spring.

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Genus: Silene

Cultivar: Pink Pirouette

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to plant: May to June

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