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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

Height: 2'-4'

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Time: Jul-Aug

Root Type: Taproot

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Little data available. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

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