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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Silene can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with opposite, untoothed leaves and solitary or clustered flowers with 5, usually notched petals
S. schafta is a mat-forming semi-evergreen perennial to 25cm, with bright green lance-shaped leaves and purplish-pink flowers 2cm across, with reddish tubular calyces, borne in small clusters on erect stems from late summer
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or light shade. Suitable for rock garden, scree bed or alpine house. Resents winter wet
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden Coastal
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to powdery mildews
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