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Silene plants

Silene plantsSilene is also known as Catchfly and are very elegant plants, delighting in a light, rich soil. Sow the seeds of the annual varieties early in April where they are intended to bloom.

Silene Pendula, when sown in the autumn, makes a pleasing show of pink flowers in the spring. The roots of the herbaceous kinds may be divided in spring. The shrubby sorts are increased by cuttings planted under a hand-glass. The dwarfs make fine rock-work ornaments.

The Silene flowers are produced in June and July and their height differs from two inches to 1.5 feet.