‘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 produce only male flowers (these tend to bloom a few weeks longer, into early summer); others produce only female flowers (these 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.
I collected these seeds in mid-June 2020, from golden-leaved plants growing at least 20 feet from any green-leaved Silene dioica. Even with that, it is 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 25 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.