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Red Campion in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Silene dioica

 

Red Campion

Silene can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous or evergreen perennials. The leaves are untoothed, and the flowers can be solitary or clustered, and have 5 petals, often notched. Red Campion is a perennial native wildflower in western and central Europe, with rose-pink flowers on upright stems in late Spring and early Summer

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plant Features
  • Red Campion likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Red Campion likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Red Campion is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Red Campion likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Red Campion

Latin name

Silene dioica

type

Perennial

family

Caryophyllaceae

ph

6.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Red Campion likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Red Campion is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Red Campion likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Red Campion likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Red Campion is 0.45meters x 0.80meters 0.45 M 0.80 M

Silene dioica

Silene can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous or evergreen perennials. The leaves are untoothed, and the flowers can be solitary or clustered, and have 5 petals, often notched. Red Campion is a perennial native wildflower in western and central Europe, with rose-pink flowers on upright stems in late Spring and early Summer


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Silene flower in Summer, with some varieties flowering on into early Autumn

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sow seeds in seed compost under glass iin early Spring

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant seedlings out into a sunny, or dappled shade, site, in reasonably fertile free-draining soil

 
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