Silene alpestris 'Starry Dreams'

Silene alpestris ‘Starry Dreams’

Alpine catchfly

  • Botanical name: Silene alpestris 'Starry Dreams'
  • Common name: Alpine catchfly
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae

Alpine catchfly, Silene alpestris, is a useful rock garden or alpine perennial. Silene alpestris ‘Starry Dreams’ is a first-year flowering variety and is especially floriferous. It forms a low, trailing mound of deep green leaves, and bears star-shaped white flowers on short stems, over a long season.


For best results grow Silene alpestris ‘Starry Dreams’ in gritty, well-drained soil that’s not too dry. It’s perfect for growing in rockeries and walls.

How to grow Silene 'Starry Dreams'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Silene 'Starry Dreams' and wildlife

Silene 'Starry Dreams' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Silene 'Starry Dreams' poisonous?

Silene 'Starry Dreams' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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