Royal catchfly (Silene regia) contributes bright sparks to the mid- and late-summer garden, with five-petaled, rich red blooms on 2- to 3-foot (sometimes 4-foot) stems. Like the earlier-flowering fire pink (Silene virginica), it is a favorite with hummingbirds. Royal catchfly is native to parts of central North America but not especially common anywhere. Full sun to light shade; good drainage is important. Perennial; Zones 5 to 8.
Collected in September 2022. At least 15 seeds. Ecotype unknown.
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