Red campion

£3.00£5.70

Red campion is a  very versatile plant and will grow in sun, part shade or shad. It often adorns hedgerows, roadside verges and the edge of woodlands but it is also well placed in a garden setting. It is a robust addition and will grow well in a border, shady corner or within grassland. This wildflower has very long flowering period and the flower colour ranges from pale pink to bright cerise. It self seeds easily and will form a beautiful clump of long lasting flowers.

Silene dioica
Perennial
Pink
Sun, shade or part shade
Height : 70cm
Flowering period : May – November
This is a good source of nectar : 

Clear

Other features:
The red campion flowers are associated with the feast day of Saint Jamees. If grown near White campion, the two flowers may hybridise to produce pink blooms.

Wildlife attracted:
The flowers of red campion are important for various pollinating insects including bees, butterflies and hoverflies. The leaves provide food for the larvae of moths

Additional information

Size

9cm pot, 6 plug plants, 1lt pot