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Royal Catchfly Seeds

Silene regia

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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants prefer slightly dry soil and tolerate drought, in addition to growing well in rocky or sandy soils. Because the stems are fragile, the plant may need staking. This plant attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It may self-seed in good growing conditions.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, slender seed pods will develop that mature from green to brown. When ripe, they will open at the top to reveal the seeds. Shake the open pods over a container to remove the seed. Store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Silene regia

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Midwest, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 23,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Height: 40 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~150 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/64 Oz Mylar (0.44g) $5.40 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $9.12 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $26.60 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $76.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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Because of its sticky stem that can entrap tiny insects, this family of plants earned the common name Catchfly. Since many plants in this species produce a saliva-like substance, the genus name “Silene” is derived from Silenus, a mythical Greek character known for being covered with foam. The species name “regia” means “royal,” a reference to the regal red of the blossoms.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants prefer slightly dry soil and tolerate drought, in addition to growing well in rocky or sandy soils. Because the stems are fragile, the plant may need staking. This plant attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It may self-seed in good growing conditions.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, slender seed pods will develop that mature from green to brown. When ripe, they will open at the top to reveal the seeds. Shake the open pods over a container to remove the seed. Store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Silene regia

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Midwest, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 23,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Height: 40 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers

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