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Silene dioica (Red Campion)

One of my favourite wild flowers which is definitely garden worthy for introducing (as plugs) into your lawn.
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200 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

25 seedlings

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Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - November
Height
75cm (30in)
Group/Species
dioica
Common name
Red Campion
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
200 seeds
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow direct outdoors March-May or August-October. Sowing in curves, rather than straight lines, for a more natural feel.

Description

One of my favourite wildflowers which is definitely garden worthy for introducing (as plugs) into your lawn, in dappled shade under shrubs, trees and in the base of hedges.

I love it cut and arranged on its own, or in a jumble of wild flowers such as wild carrot, foxgloves and ragged robin. It flowers on and off for months.

Care Tips

Once introduced to the ideal location, plants will self-seed freely and establish a strong colony.