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Silene nutans

Nottingham catchfly

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Features

  • Growth HabitLow spreading

Description

Silene nutans (Nottingham catchfly). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Annual or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Catchfly

Origin

Britain & Northern Europe.

Interest and use

Grown for their mass of 5 petalled flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost-hardy plants, they like fertile, well-drained soil with full or partial-sun. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or early autumn or from cuttings in spring.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in spring or early autumn or from cuttings in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Outdoors susceptible to slug and snail damage. Under glass aphids, red and white flies.

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