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Silene regia (Royal Catchfly)

Royal Catchfly, Campion, Indian Fire Pink


Silene regia (Royal Catchfly) is a showy perennial forming bold clumps of lance-shaped, downy leaves from which emerge tall, slender stems bearing stunning clusters of 5-petaled, scarlet red flowers. Blooming profusely from mid to late summer, each flower, 2 in. across (5 cm), features a sticky calyx that can trap small insects, giving the plant its common name. Rich in pollen, they attract hummingbirds and butterflies. This wildflower is a great addition to wildflower gardens, native plant gardens, woodland gardens or cottage gardens.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 18-24 in. across (45-60 cm).
  • Pest and disease free and low maintenance, this eye-catching beauty is also drought tolerant (once established).
  • Thrives in full sun to part shade in moderately fertile, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Excellent drainage is essential and sandy or gravelly soils are favored by this plant. Best in partly sunny sites with afternoon shade.
  • Great for beds and borders, cottage gardens or prairies and meadows.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to central and southern United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Silene - Campions
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Southwest, Oklahoma
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Silene - Campions
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Southwest, Oklahoma
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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