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Flowering is prolific and long-lasting.

Growth habit is a rounded mat or clump.

'Compacta' Bladder Campion
Silene uniflora (maritima) 'Compacta'

Caryophyllaceae

Low-growing mats of gray-green foliage bear upright stems with interesting solitary flowers of 5 petals and an inflated, bladder-like calyx, which is a darker pink/rose.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump

Plant Use: In the front of borders, in troughs, and in alpine and rock gardens.

Propagation:
seed
Light Requirement: full sun

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

Width: Minimum: 8 inches     Maximum: 8 inches

Foliage Texture: fine

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Native to western Europe and North Africa. A delightful little plant. If you like the look of the bladder calyx, plant this cultivar and stay away from S. vulgaris.


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