‘Ray’s Golden Campion’ red campion (Silene dioica) is a beautiful biennial or short-lived perennial for the early-season garden in full sun to partial shade. Its dense mounds of vibrant yellow leaves send up 1- to 2-foot-tall, branching stems that carry an abundance of bright pink flowers from early or mid spring through late spring. Some plants have male flowers (these tend to bloom a few weeks longer, into early summer); others have female flowers and produce seed if you also have male plants. Red campion tends to act like a biennial or a short-lived perennial. It is reportedly hardy in Zones 5 to 8.
Collected in early June 2023. It is quite likely that some of the seeds will produce green-leaved plants, which I recommend removing and discarding if you want to try to keep the strain as golden as possible. Each packet contains at least 20 seeds. (I include extras to make up for at least some of the green ones.) Shipping to US addresses only.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.