Please Note: These plants may go into summer semi-dormancy during hot periods.
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-3 feet
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Season: July-August
Suggested Uses: Red is an unusual color to find on the prairie! This Lower Midwest native has very showy red flowers that attracts both Black Swallowtail Butterflies and Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds! It grows on moist to slightly dry soils. Royal Catchfly takes a while to reach its mature size.
Native Range: Native to the Ozarks and scattered regions of Illinois, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. It is not native to Minnesota but is hardy in zones 4-9.
Pollinators: Hummingbirds, butterflies (black swallowtail).
Flowers: The 1 1/2″ short-stalked flowers grow in loose clusters. The 5 petals are un-toothed, or slightly toothed.
Leaves: The opposite leaves are about 6″ long.
More information: USDA plant profile
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Dry Soil, Mesic Soil, Summer Blooming, Medium Height