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Botanical name: Silene dioica 'Firefly'
Other names: Campion 'Firefly', Red campion 'Firefly', Campion 'Fire Fly'
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.
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
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...
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: Sheltered, Exposed
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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