Silene dioica ‘Purple Prince’ CATCHFLY –
The young growth of this rare discovery begins green and darken with sunlight. As Silene dioica ‘Purple Prince’ foliage recieves more exposure to sunlight, its leaves darken further into a fantastic dark purple feature. Bright pink heads to 40cm. The flowers of Silene dioica ‘Purple Prince’ are bright yet quite simple with five pink petals, so deeply notched but not quite split completely. The dark foliage gives great contrast for these dainty blooms.
Hardy and Easy
A few of the leaves will stay lush green. These can be pinched or cut off to boost health to its darker colours, but not necessary.
Enjoys a site that receives Dappled light like a woodland situation but can tolerate a range of conditions as long as it isn’t receiving harsh heat or sunlight.
– Height with flowers: 40cm approx.
– Width: 40cm approx.
– Position: Dappled Light, Woodland or Partial Shade.
– Soil: Preferably rich and Well Drained. Although it isn’t too fussy, it doesn’t like wet conditions.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: The blooms provide a loved landing pad for butterflies. It is rich in pollen attracting bees and other benificial pollinators.
– Care: A few of the leaves will stay green but should be pinched off to promote further coloured foliage. Generally a low and easy care plant.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Luckily not first choice for these nibbling pests.
– Origin: Silene dioica is native to central, western and northern Europe and also locally in southern Europe. Although ‘Purple Prince’ was a chance seedling discovered by “Plant-World-Seeds”.