Silene regia 'Prairie Fire' PP 15,692

Prairie Fire Catchfly

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Item #: 6123

Zones: 4a to 8b


Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

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

(Patent 15,692 expired) Silene regia 'Prairie Fire' is a 2004 selection of the great US prairie native, made by Wisconsin wild man, Neil Diboll, at his Prairie Nursery. This clone stood out in his field as a larger, more vigorous, and better-flowering plant. The deciduous basal rosettes give rise to several sturdy, upright, 4' tall stalks, topped in early summer (mid-June to July in NC) with open sprays of 1" brilliant reddish-orange, star-shaped flowers...a hummingbird favorite. These are vegetatively propagated to preserve the special traits. For us, Silene 'Prairie Fire' has excelled in dry, sunny sites.