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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  elisabethae Jan 
SynonymsMelandrium elisabethae (Jan) Rohrb.
 Saponaria elisabethae (Jan) Nyman
Territory Southeastern EuropeItaly
rocks and scree
Description leaves lanceolate, bright green, ciliate, flowers solitary, calyx tubular, reddish, petals deeply incised
Size10-15cm
Colorred
Bloomlate spring
Ca+
Typerosette, tuft
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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