Royal Catchfly (Silene regia)
A lovely, generally easy to grow plant that takes several years to reach its full potential. The flower’s unusual deep calyx and red color make them attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
Conservation of royal catchfly is a work in progress throughout most of it’s range. Currently listed as threatened in Indiana, and endangered in Illinois and Kentucky.
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Clay Loam, Rocky Loam
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jul-Aug
Root Type: Taproot
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Little data available. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.