Silerne dioica/Red Campion,

Silerne dioica / Silerne dioica
Young spring growth with an emerging rosy-pink flower
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Young spring growth with an emerging rosy-pink flower

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Scientific Name: Silerne dioica
Common Name: Red Campion,
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a low growing perennial native throughout Europe. It produces dark pink to red flowers with five deeply notched petals. Stems and foliage are hairy and somewhat sticky to the touch. It is well adapted to dry landscapes like alpine and rock gardens where plants can grow over stones.