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Silene alpestris 'Flore-pleno'

Alpine Catchfly

Plant Type:


Silene alpestris 'Flore-pleno' - Pure white double flowers with the edges of all petals appearing as if the woodland fairies in the middle of the night scalloped them with pinking shears... those little imps! The lovely mid to late spring flowers are reminiscent of double florist carnations but in miniature. The foliage stretches into a cushy, semi-glossed deep green mat. It's seriously cute and pretty... useful, too. The Alpine Catchfly is great for edging a sun-filled garden, along a sun-drenched walk, dotted in a rock garden or used as edging before taller plants. Sandy to bony average to somewhat impoverished conditions; too rich and moisture retentive a siting will cloy roots and crown resulting in rot. The species originates in the Eastern Alps. Pot grown by division.

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6 in


6 in



Characteristics and Attributes for Silene alpestris 'Flore-pleno'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn


  • Full Sun


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Impoverished


  • Alps

Propagated By

  • Division