Silene regia
“Royal Catchfly”

A rare & endangered Silene native to certain prairie regions of Illinois. Quite the regal plant, it grows 2’ to 3’ tall & from July thru August is topped by clusters of bright scarlet star-flowers, 1” across. The flowers emerge from a 1” long, tubular calyx & display long stamens & contrasting grayish-white anthers. Rhizomatic, it forms small colonies & will bloom the first year, becoming larger & showier each year. Best in loamy or loamy-clay. LOVED BY BUTTERFLIES & HUMMINGBIRDS!

Sun Avg. water Perennial

USDA zones 4-10