Silene asterias

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Glowing two-inch spheres of luminous cerise flowers with blue anthers arise on tall wiry scapes in late spring, giving the impression of an allium that's gone red. The rosettes of tongue-shaped dark green leaves do not look at all alliarian, however.  Plants thrive in rich moist sunny to lightly shaded niches, and will sometimes self-sow in such habitats.  Propagated from seed.   Deep 3.5-inch containers.  Zone 5.

Part shade to sun; moist humus-rich soil; 2'x1'; late spring to early summer