Silene catesbaei

fringed campion


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.5-1 ft    Width: 2 ft
Flower Color: flower color      pink
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Groundcover.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Availability: Seed, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: Calcarious


Native Habitats: Slope forest. On calcareous soils.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Other Comments: Rare and listed as endangered. Please obtain this plant only from reputable native plant nurseries or friends -- do not harvest from the wild. Little is known about the culture of this species. Other Silene species do well if divided at the crown during the winter every few years.