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Silene dioica 'Ray's Golden'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Silene dioica 'Ray's Golden'

Ray's Golden Red Campion

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Item #: 9511

Zones: 5a to 7b, at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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Silene dioica 'Ray's Golden' is a Ray Brown selection of a common European meadow perennial that is usually found in damp alkaline soils, which is why we expected it to die quickly in our southern garden. Well...surprise, surprise, surprise...to quote one of our famed southern philosophers. Our plants of Silene 'Ray's Golden' have done amazingly well, producing 2' wide clumps of nice thumb-sized golden foliage topped, starting in April and continuing through June (NC), with 2' tall x 3' wide sprays of small pink flowers. When flowering ends, I'd recommend cutting the plants to the ground so the foliage will regrow. The golden foliage is so nice I could even do without the flowers on this easy-to-grow dianthus relative.