Superb alternative to your usual bedding plants
Free flowering throughout summer
Spreading semi trailing habit
Height Up to 20cm (8in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)
patiocottage gardensalpine & rockery
sun or semi shade
1 packet (15 silene seeds) (79663)
Sow Silene colorata seed from March to May at a depth of 2mm in a good, free-draining, damp, seed or multipurpose compost. Cover with a light sprinkling of vermiculite. Place container in a propagator or seal inside a plastic bag and place at a temperature of 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination which can take 7-14 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into trays or 7.5cm (3") pots and grow them on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown, and all risk of frost pas passed, gradually acclimatize them to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting out in any moist, well drained soil in sun or semi shade at a distance of 30cm (12") apart.
Alternatively direct sow outdoors from April to May where plants are to flower. Sow at a depth of 3mm, in soil that has been raked to a fine tilth. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin to 20cm (8") apart.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
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