Silene regia

Silene regia


Royal Catchfly Category:


Please Note: These plants may go into summer semi-dormancy during hot periods.

Soil: Mesic(Medium) to Xeric(Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 2′-3′
Color: Red
Blooms: July-August
Flowers: The 1 1/2″ short-stalked flowers grow in loose clusters. The 5 petals are un-toothed, or slightly toothed.
The opposite leaves are about 6″ long.

Suggested Uses:

Red is an unusual color flower to find on the prairie! This Illinois native has very showy red flowers that attracts both the Black Swallowtail Butterfly and Ruby-Throated Hummingbird! It grows on moist to slightly dry soils and would be a lovely addition to the butterfly or hummingbird garden!

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More Information:  This wildflower takes a while to reach its mature size. This plant is not utilized enough in the home garden!!! It is native to Illinois.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs