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Silene alpestris ‘Starry Dreams’
Silene alpestris ‘Starry Dreams’
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Silene alpestris ‘Starry Dreams’

Alpine Catchfly

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.492.090

A useful rock garden or alpine perennial, this flowers during the summer when so many other alpines have already finished. It forms a low, trailing mound or tuft of deep green leaves, bearing short stems with starry, upward facing, white flowers over a long season. Prefers a gritty, well-drained soil but dislikes being extremely dry. Excellent growing between rocks or in walls and planters. Evergreen. Most likely will prove hardy to Zone 4 or possibly colder.

Further details for
Silene alpestris ‘Starry Dreams’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate