Silene regia Sims
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
USDA Symbol: SIRE2
Royal catchfly is a 2-5 ft., erect perennial with bright-red, tubular flowers. The flowers flare into five, slightly toothed, slender petals and are up to 2 in. across. The stems are smooth, but the broad, sometimes clasping leaves, are pubescent.
The red flowers attract hummingbirds.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MO , OH , OK , TN
Native Distribution: OH to e. MO, s. to GA & LA
Native Habitat: Rocky prairies; open woods; rocky glades
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 1294 - The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Silene regia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Silene regia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Silene regia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-06-18
Research By: TWC Staff