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Campion

Silene spp.

Also known as

Catchfly

Bayrischer Wald 9929 by J. Patrick Fischer (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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A pink flower on a Silene plant
A close up of a Silene flower
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A photo of Campion
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Campion Overview

Silene is a genus of around 886 species in the Caryophyllaceae family, native to the Northern Hemisphere. They are mainly biennial or perennial herbaceous or evergreen flowering plants commonly known as Campion or Catchfly. They are often grown in wildflower mixes and naturalistic planting schemes and there are also many cultivars that have been bred for variegated foliage and different flower colours.

Common problems with Campion

How to propagate Campion

Cuttings

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the spring.

Seed

Seeds in the spring or early autumn.

Other uses of Campion

Grown for their mass of 5 petalled flowers.

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