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Prairie Fire Royal Catchfly (Silene)

Silene regia Prairie Fire
SKU: 91742
No longer available this season.
Prairie Fire' is animproved selection of the Mid-Western native Silene regia. A rare plant in nature, this showy wildflower blooms in mid- to late summer with huge scarlet-red flowers. A favorite of the hummingbrids.
key features
Botanical Name
Silene regia Prairie Fire
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Hummingbirds
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


36-48" tall x 15" wide (tissue culture propagation). 'Spectacular' is the first adjective that comes to mind when viewing this superb new wildflower cultivar. In mid-to-late summer, 'Prairie Fire's' huge 2 1/2" wide florescent scarlet-red flowers will attract hummingbirds in great numbers. A rare native species found in only a few areas of the Midwest, it requires well-drained sandy or loam soils. Although it tolerates dry conditions once established, it grows best with adequate soil moisture. Introduced by Neil Dibol of Prairie Nursery. (Asexual propagation without a license is prohibited.)

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