Botanical Name: Silene asterius
Common Name: Bulgarian Catchfly
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 50
Silene asterius Bulgarian Catchfly – Strong upright “drumsticks” begin flowering in late Spring revealing truly fascinating spherical clusters 7cm across made up of small rich carmine blooms held in dark wine bracts sporting bright blue anthers – very striking! Pretty even when not in bloom with its rosette of fresh looking spring green oblong leaves. Great cut flowers! semi deciduous. 45cm x 40cm.
Seed can be sown at any time into a good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover the seed with quality compost or fine river sand to approximately their own depth. Natural germination will occur if kept in an unheated poly house or covered seed raising tray. Many seeds wait for Spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown so please give them a full season of growth before discarding. Germination can be quicker if kept at 15-20 Degrees C. Keep moist, but not saturated at all times.