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Silene dioica 'Firefly' (Campion 'Firefly')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.75m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - Although no toxicity has been mentioned it does contain saponins: toxic substances which are very poorly absorbed by the body and so tend to pass through without causing harm.
Toxic - Although no toxicity has been mentioned it does contain saponins: toxic substances which are very poorly absorbed by the body and so tend to pass through without causing harm.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Silene dioica 'Firefly'

Other names: Campion 'Firefly', Red campion 'Firefly', Campion 'Fire Fly'

Genus: Silene Silene

Variety or Cultivar: 'Firefly' _ 'Firefly' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with oval to obovate, dark green leaves and tall, arching stems bearing bright magenta-pink flowers in late spring and early summer.


Silene dioica 'Firefly' is: Semi evergreen

Flower: Bright-pink, Magenta in Spring; Bright-pink, Magenta in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming

Toxicity: Although no toxicity has been mentioned it does contain saponins: toxic substances which are very poorly absorbed by the body and so tend to pass through without causing harm.

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut faded flower stems to ground in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Silene dioica 'Firefly' (Campion 'Firefly') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation: Best planted in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or light shade. Dislikes winter wet.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy, Chalky

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline

Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Silene dioica 'Firefly'

Other names: Campion 'Firefly', Red campion 'Firefly', Campion 'Fire Fly'

Genus: Silene Silene

Variety or Cultivar: 'Firefly' _ 'Firefly' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with oval to obovate, dark green leaves and tall, arching stems bearing bright magenta-pink flowers in late spring and early summer.


Silene dioica 'Firefly' is: Semi evergreen

Flower: Bright-pink, Magenta in Spring; Bright-pink, Magenta in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming

Toxicity: Although no toxicity has been mentioned it does contain saponins: toxic substances which are very poorly absorbed by the body and so tend to pass through without causing harm.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut faded flower stems to ground in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Silene dioica 'Firefly' (Campion 'Firefly') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation: Best planted in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or light shade. Dislikes winter wet.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy, Chalky

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline

Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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