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Silene  flos-jovis (L.) Clairv   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  flos-jovis (L.) Clairv 
SynonymsAgrostemma flos-jovis L. (basionym)
 Coronaria flos-jovis (L.) A.Br.
 Lychnis glos-jovis (L.) Desr.
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaFranceGermanyItaly
rocky slopes
Altitude500-2000m
Description densely white tomentose, leaves oblong-spathulate, flowers in compact cyme, calyx tubular with acute, erect sepals, petals incised in two orbiculate lobes
Size20-30cm
Colorpale red
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
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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