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Rollys Favourite in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Silene 'Rolly's Favourite

 

Rolly's Favourite

Silene can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous or evergreen perennials. The leaves are untoothed, and the flowers can be solitary or clustered, and have 5 petals, often notched. Silene vulgaris is semi-evergreen, and bears sprays of white flowers in Summer. The flowers have a bladdery, inflated calyx.'Rolly's favourite is a compact variety of the 'Red Campion' and will often re-bloom if cut back after flowering

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plant Features
  • Rollys Favourite likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Rollys Favourite likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rollys Favourite is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Rollys Favourite likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Rolly's Favourite

Latin name

Silene 'Rolly's Favourite

type

Perennial

family

Caryophyllaceae

ph

6.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rollys Favourite likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Rollys Favourite is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Rollys Favourite likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Rollys Favourite likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rollys Favourite is 0.40meters x 0.30meters 0.40 M 0.30 M

Silene 'Rolly's Favourite

Silene can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous or evergreen perennials. The leaves are untoothed, and the flowers can be solitary or clustered, and have 5 petals, often notched. Silene vulgaris is semi-evergreen, and bears sprays of white flowers in Summer. The flowers have a bladdery, inflated calyx.'Rolly's favourite is a compact variety of the 'Red Campion' and will often re-bloom if cut back after flowering


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Silene flower in Summer, with some varieties flowering on into early Autumn

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sow seeds in seed compost under glass iin early Spring

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant seedlings out into a sunny, or dappled shade, site, in reasonably fertile free-draining soil

 
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