Silene capensis - African Dreamroot
Hardy / biennial - perennial / fragrant plant, medicinal plant / easy germination / H. up to 50 cm/ sunny position / well drained soil / blossom colour white / flowering time 6,7,8
An easily grown, but moisture hungry herb. It is tolerant of extreme heat (>40 °C) and moderate cold (-5 °C). The fragrant flowers open at night and close in the day. It is a biennial to short lived perennial and the root can be harvested after the second year.