Silene catesbaei

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Fringed Campion


Plant Specifics

Size:0.5-1 ft tall by 2 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Groundcover.
Propagation:Seed, division.  
Availability:Friends, Seed
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Calcarious



Visited by small insects including bees but the specific pollinators are apparently not known.  

Native Habitats:Slope forest. On calcareous soils.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General 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.