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SILENE uniflora 'Druett's Variegated'

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Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

SILENE uniflora 'Druett's Variegated'

Plant Common Name

Druett's Variegated Silene, Sea Campion

General Description

The creamy light-yellow and gray- green leaves ‘Druett's Variegated’ sea campion are eye-catching in their own right and make an elegant contrast to its white flowers. The parent species is a semi-evergreen, low, sprawling perennial native to the coastal regions of northern and western Europe. It has a deep root system that sustains the plant in sandy, rocky landscapes.

The leaves of ‘Druett’s Variegated’ are gray-green in the center with creamy light yellow edges. They are fleshy, oval and covered by minute hairs. In summer, wiry stems that are either held upright or trailing hold delicate white flowers. The rounded V-shaped petals are held in a plump, globe-like calyx that is cream colored. Pollinated by butterflies, this plant will scatter seeds around. The calyx body dries to tan and persists, adding interest amid the leaves in fall and winter.

Grow 'Druett's Variegated' in full to partial sun and moist, freely-draining soils that are not acidic. Ideal for beachside gardens as well as rockeries and nooks in dry mortar retaining walls, it will haphazardly reseed itself, making it good for naturalizing.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm

  • Width

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Northern Europe, Western Europe, United Kingdom

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Prostrate/Trailing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Gray Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Gray Green, Light Yellow

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Container, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes