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Silene regia
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Silene regia

Royal Catchfly

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Item #: 3032

Zones: 5a to 9b, at least

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

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If you haven't tried royal catchfly, then you have missed one of the truly great Southeast US natives. Emerging from a basal rosette, the flowering stems shoot to 2-3' tall, clothed to the top with long smooth green leaves. In August, the stalks burst forth with hundreds of exquisite 5-petaled screaming hot orangeish-red flowers. S. regia has high shock value in the perennial border!