- Botanical name: Silene alpestris 'Starry Dreams'
- Common name: Alpine catchfly
- Family: Caryophyllaceae
- Key features:
- Attractive to wildlife
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'
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 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