Perennials & Biennials

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  • Silene alpestris Alpine catchfly Z. 5-8

    It flowers in May (through August) the flowers being of a polished whiteness

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    “It flowers in May (through August) the flowers being of a polished whiteness, with the petals notched, and abundantly produced over the shining green masses of leaves.” Robinson 1903

    Size: 4-6” x
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: European Alps

    Collected in Austria by 1773

  • Silene caroliniana Wild Pink, Carolina campion, Sticky catchfly Z 4-8

    April-May loose clusters of rose-pink flowers with five spreading wedge-shaped petals

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    Silene caroliniana   Wild Pink, Carolina campion, Sticky catchfly   Z 4-8
    April-May loose clusters of rose-pink flowers with five spreading wedge-shaped petals

    Size: 12” x12”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: eastern and central North America
    Wildlife Value: attracts Bees and Butterflies

    Named and described by Thomas Walter, 1788.

  • Silene dioica Red Campion Z 5-8

    Dark pink-purple flowers from late spring to mid-summer

    $9.95/bareroot

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    Silene dioica syn. Melandrium rubrum   Red Campion   Z 5-8
    Dark pink-purple flowers from late spring to mid-summer

    Size: 32” x 18”
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Europe

    In Greek mythology Silene was a companion of Bacchus who was covered with foam. Dioicus means that male and female plants are separate.  Grown in American gardens since 1800’s. 

  • Silene regia Royal catchfly Z 5-8

    True crimson stars, brighter than a stop light

    $8.95/bareroot

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    True crimson stars, brighter than a stop light, in July – September, from the prairies.

    Size: 2-3’ x 1-2’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: from Ohio to Alabama W. to Nebraska, WI native
    Wildlife Value: hummingbird favorite.

    In Greek mythology Silene was a companion of Bacchus who was covered with foam. This plant pictured in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, 1811