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Silene laciniata 'Jack Flash' (Mexican catchfly 'Jack Flash' )

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.45m
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Silene laciniata 'Jack Flash'

Other names: Mexican catchfly 'Jack Flash' , Red Catchfly 'Jack Flash', Silene laciniata 'Starburst'

Genus: Silene

Variety or Cultivar: 'Jack Flash' _ 'Jack Flash' is a clump-forming perennial with lance-shaped, slightly hairy, grey-green leaves and, from summer into autumn, slender, erect, branching stems bearing orange-red flowers with deeply-cut petals.


Silene laciniata 'Jack Flash' is: Semi evergreen

Flower: Orange-red in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn

Foliage: Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

Habit: Mat Forming, Spreading

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Silene laciniata 'Jack Flash' (Mexican catchfly 'Jack Flash' ) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation: Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or light shade.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy, Chalky

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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