Silene hookeri v. bolanderi

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Gene Mirro
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Silene hookeri v. bolanderi

They like a deep container with fairly gritty mix. I have a tough time keeping them alive over winter outdoors.

Sellars
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Gene:

That is a fantastic plant.  Absolutely exquisite.

I have not tried Silene hookeri v bolanderi but have had some success with Silene hookeri ssp hookeri.  I have overwintered them in an alpine house but this spring planted out a number in a sand bed to see if they will overwinter outside.  They recently came into flower.

David Sellars
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Hoy
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Fantastic plants both!

Where does it grow naturally, this species?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Tim Ingram
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David - great to see Silene hookeri in your sand bed. I have tried it too and it has grown well and flowered for a long time. My bed is covered overhead from Oct/Nov to March. I wait to see how long it keeps going - I imagine it is fairly short lived.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

Lori S.
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Some enviable plant cultivation skills being displayed here with some very desirable species... !

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

Sellars
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Trond:

Silene hookeri grows in Southern Oregon and Northern California.  The pictures below were taken by the roadside near Glide, Oregon.

It comes very easily from seed and some will flower in the same year as seeding.  Tim, I am not planning to cover the sand bed (too many covers to manage on other beds already) so it will be interesting to see if they survive through next winter.  If not, I can always plant more early next Spring - or is that cheating?

David Sellars
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Hoy
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David wrote:

Trond:

Silene hookeri grows in Southern Oregon and Northern California.  The pictures below were taken by the roadside near Glide, Oregon.

It comes very easily from seed and some will flower in the same year as seeding.  Tim, I am not planning to cover the sand bed (too many covers to manage on other beds already) so it will be interesting to see if they survive through next winter.  If not, I can always plant more early next Spring - or is that cheating?

Thanks, David. Would mean that it is hardy here or at my summerhouse then!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Here's the first flower on S. hookeri ssp. hookeri... I have not grown this plant - I only just bought it this spring from Beaver Creek and stuck it in the ground!  It will be interesting to see how/if it winters.

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

Luc Gilgemyn
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Some nice Silene folks !!  :o :o

I'm also a fan :

Here's

Silene hookeri ingrammii in the rock garden - in it's second season
and
Silene hookeri bolanderi in the tufa bed - in it's first season, so yet to survive (hopefully  :-\) Winter.

Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

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