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Silene regia 'Prarie Fire' (Royal catchfly 'Prairie Fire')

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skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Silene regia 'Prarie Fire'

Other names

Royal catchfly 'Prairie Fire'

Genus

Silene Silene

Variety or Cultivar

'Prarie Fire' _ 'Prarie Fire' is a vigorous, erect, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with downy, lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and small clusters of star-shaped, scarlet flowers in summer.


Silene regia 'Prarie Fire' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming

Flower

Scarlet in Summer

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring.

Propagation

Division may be difficult due to this plant's deep root system. Divide in autumn.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Silene regia 'Prarie Fire' (Royal catchfly 'Prairie Fire') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Containers, Gravel, Greenhouse, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, sand or gravelly soil in full sun or dappled shade. Avoid winter wet. Support stems.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Silene regia 'Prarie Fire'

Other names

Royal catchfly 'Prairie Fire'

Genus

Silene Silene

Variety or Cultivar

'Prarie Fire' _ 'Prarie Fire' is a vigorous, erect, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with downy, lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and small clusters of star-shaped, scarlet flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Scarlet in Summer

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring.

Propagation

Division may be difficult due to this plant's deep root system. Divide in autumn.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Silene regia 'Prarie Fire' (Royal catchfly 'Prairie Fire') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Containers, Gravel, Greenhouse, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, sand or gravelly soil in full sun or dappled shade. Avoid winter wet. Support stems.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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