Silene regia

Royal Catch Fly

 

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This rare native species found only in a few areas of the Midwest is a must for brightening the late summer garden. Its scarlet-red flowers are extremely showy and will attract hummingbirds eager to feed from the nectar-rich blossoms. Plant in enriched, well-drained sandy or loam soils and irrigate regularly if conditions are dry. A wonderful flowering companion for Agastache 'Black Adder'.

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBL3Z51

Details

24-48" tall x 15" wide (seed propagated). This rare native species found only in a few areas of the Midwest is a must for brightening the late summer garden. Its scarlet-red flowers are extremely showy and will attract hummingbirds eager to feed from the nectar-rich blossoms. Plant in enriched, well-drained sandy or loam soils and irrigate regularly if conditions are dry. A wonderful flowering companion for Agastache foeniculum.

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SKU HBL3Z51
Common Name Royal Catch Fly
Botanical Name Silene regia
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 24-48" tall
Mature Spread 15" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensSilene regia
 
2.8

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1.0

Poor plant received

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from Denver

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Comments about High Country Gardens Silene regia:

Received this plant along with about 8 others from HCG. There were no leaves on the "plant"I received and no identification marker. I planted it anyway and it did not survive. I notified HCG and will receive a replacement plant this spring

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2.0

It was growing.

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from Central Oregon

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Pros

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

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    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Silene regia:

    The plant did not respond well to our summer. Perhaps it will grow strong and vigorous in its second year. No where close to producing flowers. Height was 4 inches at best.

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    4.0

    Eye Catcher

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    from Maryland

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy

    Cons

    • Slow To Start

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    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Silene regia:

    This Silene Regia is rare in Maryland. It was s;ow to have a presence, it took three years, but this year strollers stop to admire the five planted near the roadway and in front of the Meta sequoia. The few seeds saved from last year have yet to appear.
    The attached photos tell the story better.

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    5.0

    slow starter, beautiful plant

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    from Cheyenne, WY

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Difficult To Store

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    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Silene regia:

    I planted one of these six years ago. I found it to be a slow starter, but once it was established, it grew steadily year after year. Even though here in WY is on the very edge of it's zone suitability, the plant has thrived, reaching about 5' tall and covered with blooms. Hummingbirds aren't common here, but a couple of them always manage to find it.

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    4.0

    Quality has always been great

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    from Bethlehem Pa

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Silene regia:

      We have been ordering for many yrs from your catalog and if there was ever a problem it was taken care of keep up good work Gene

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      1.0

      A tender transplant

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      from Brimfield, IL

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Silene regia:

      The plant arrived in not so satisfactory condition. I contacted the company when I received it to tell them about the condition of the plant and they suggested to plant it and see how it did. I planted according to specific instructions but it struggled. Unfortunately, it didn't do well. I called High Country back and because of my initial phone call to them, they were very considerate and refunded my entire amount for the plant.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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