Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full sun
Aspect:
South facing, west facing
Position in border:
Front

Soil

Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Alpine catchfly, Silene alpestris, is a useful rock garden or alpine perennial. 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 in gritty, well-drained soil that's not too dry. It's perfect for growing in rockeries and walls.

Plant calendar

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Plantyesyesyesyesyes
Flowersyesyes
Divideyesyes

Silene and wildlife

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

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is not known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is not known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Silene poisonous?

Silene has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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