Silene serpentinicola

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Longma
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Silene serpentinicola

Can anyone advise please if this species, when grown under 'garden' conditions, becomes somewhat 'weedy' and invasive?

[Moderator note:
Longma, I edited the species name from Silene serpenticola to Silene serpentinicola... if that's incorrect, please let me know. - Lori]

Lori S.
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I have absolutely no first hand knowledge of this species... but I have a sneaking suspicion most people would be lucky to keep it alive.   ;D ;D
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=80.msg422#msg422
http://npsoregon.org/photos/v/2006gallery/2006_05/ZD0918npso.jpg.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmphillips/5833438131/

... but having said that, Silene serpentinicola is rhizomatous, apparently, so a very good question:
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250060890

I did a search on the main SRGC forum site to see if anyone had mentioned growing it, and found nothing.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Longma
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Indeed S. serpentinicola it is Lori. :). Thanks for correcting my mistake,  :-[

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

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