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Silene uniflora ‘Compacta’
Silene uniflora ‘Compacta’
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Silene uniflora ‘Compacta’

Rock Campion

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.492.210

Also known as Catchfly. This low cushion-forming plant has fleshy grey-green leaves with curiously ballooned soft-pink to white flowers that appear during the summer. An excellent addition to the sunny rock garden or wall, planted where it can cascade. Also suitable for edging or growing between flagstones. Tolerates both dry or moist conditions. Evergreen. Clumps may be divided in early spring. Able to withstand occasional to light foot traffic.

Further details for
Silene uniflora ‘Compacta’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.