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Silene dioica (red campion)

Silene Dioica (Red Campion)


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Position: partial shade
Soil: moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May and June Flower colour: rose-pink
Other features: softly hairy leaves
Hardiness: fully hardy
A dainty native wildflower with rose-pink flowers on upright stems in May and June. Red campion is perfect for naturalising in partially shady areas of a moist wildflower meadow or woodland edge. Commonly found growing in woods and hedgerows, in former times the pounded seed of the plant was used to treat snake bite.Garden care: When sowing seeds do not use a fertiliser since wildflowers prefer poor soils. Dead-head regularly to prolong flowering. In autumn cut the faded flower-heads down to the ground and compost the dead stems.

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