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Silene schafta ‘Persian Carpet’
Autumn Catchfly
Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft

Also known as Autumn Campion, this is a useful rock-garden plant for late season colour, flowering at a time when most other alpines are long finished. It forms a low mound or tuft of bright green leaves, loaded with starry deep-pink flowers from mid-summer into the fall. Prefers a sandy or gritty soil. Also nice for edging a well-drained border. Division may be attempted in early spring, but is not always successful. Self-sown seedlings may appear, but this does not become weedy. Drought tolerant once established. More compact and deeper in colour than the plain species form. Quite likely hardy to Zone 3 or colder. Developed by Jelitto Seeds of Germany.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size

   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches

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