Plant Families / Silene - Campions
Colorful choices for the rock gardens, border fronts or meadows and prairies, Silene (Campions) can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials. Mostly grown for their masses of charming 5-petaled flowers, they attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Some grow upright, others form low cushions. They usually self-seed readily and reliably pop up every spring. Easily grown in full sun or part shade in fertile, well-drained soils, there are over 700 species. There is surely one for your garden!