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Silene zawadskii (Zawadski's Campion)

Zawadski's Campion, Zawadski's Catchfly, Melandrium zawadskii, Saponaria zawadskii


A long-lasting summer bloomer, Silene zawadskii (Zawadski's Campion) is a low-growing, evergreen perennial forming a thick cushion of tufted rosettes, above which arise pure white flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), on short stems. Blooming for weeks in summer, each blossom is adorned with five petals and an inflated pale green calyx. Rich in pollen, they attract butterflies and other pollinating insects. Undemanding, Zawadski's Campion makes an excellent rock garden specimen.

  • Grows up to 8 in. tall and wide (25 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in moderately fertile, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Excellent drainage is essential.
  • Virtually pest free. Keep an eye out for powdery mildew.
  • Easily propagated from seed.
  • Native to the eastern Carpathians Mountains.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Silene - Campions
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 7" – 8" (17cm – 20cm)
Spread 7" – 8" (17cm – 20cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Silene - Campions
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 7" – 8" (17cm – 20cm)
Spread 7" – 8" (17cm – 20cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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