Royal Catchfly is a native clump-forming perennial flower that is commonly found growing in dry rocky areas of prairies and woodlands throughout the northeastern, and northwestern United States. This plant grows to the height of 3-4' and features taproot that sprouts multiple stems that are surrounded by several pairs of 5” lance-shaped leaves and five petaled, scarlet red flower blooms. This plant can easily be grown in containers and hanging baskets, and also attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds!
Species: Silene regia
Cultivar: Royal Catchfly
Grown as: Perennial
Native Range: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Maturity (Blooms): Summer
Light: Full Sun To Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium. Should retain moisture.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. flowers that attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
Sow Depth: 1/8"
USDA Zone: 4a-8b
Produces: Blooms of five petaled neon red flowers.