Royal Catchfly (Silene regia)

Royal Catchfly (Silene regia)

Royal Catchfly has brilliant red flowers that stand out in prairie gardens. The flowers attract hummingbirds in late summer. Likes medium to dry soils.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Medium-Dry
Height:    4 feet
Blooms:    July, August
Color:    Red
Spacing:    1-2′
Zones:    4-9
Benefits:    Birds, Hummingbirds

Design Tips

Royal Catchfly is a taller flower that looks best when massed in the middle of a garden near yellow flowers.

Companion Plants

Bush’s Coneflower
Lance Leaf Coreopsis
Culver’s Root
Orange Coneflower
Little Bluestem