Red Campion description:
A good show of pink flowers in the summer and is excellent for brightening up a shady corner.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Can put it in the middle of a plant border, or a wildlife garden and it is very easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils, provided it’s not too dry.
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Other common names: Known as Red Catchfly in the USA.
Botanical name: Silene dioica
The best position in the garden:
Semi shade or shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill small spaces.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates clay soil and chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Moist to normal.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 70 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
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