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Foliage and flowers.

Growth habit in full flower.

Silene pusilla


Narrow, lanceolate leaves grow basally or are opposite on reddish stems that grow in clumps. Five-clawed petals are lobed at the edges. Flowers are pink or white.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump

Plant Use: In rock gardens.

Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
late spring
early summer
Height: Minimum: 4 inches      Maximum: 8 inches

Width: Minimum: 6 inches     Maximum: 12 inches

Foliage Texture: fine

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Needs well-drained soil. Native to the European Alps. Information on this plant is somewhat scarce.

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