Silene Coeli-Rosa, or Rose of Heaven
is a flowering plant in the carnation family Caryophyllaceae.
Silene can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous or evergreen
perennials, with opposite, untoothed leaves and solitary or
clustered flowers with 5, usually notched petals and are often
grown in gardens as an ornamental plant.
particular example was photographed in a miniature wildflower
meadow at Trafalgar Court, in Fareham. A quiet sheltered
residential corner of town, Trafalgar Court has been an annual
entrant of local and national "In Bloom" competitions, and
recently earned a Gold Award and Best Sheltered Housing Trophy
in "Britain in Bloom".
The legwork for the community
gardens is down to the dedication of local resident John
Elsey, but the passion is shared by many both within the
estate itself and friends around Fareham. To find out more
about this community garden please visit them on Facebook