Silene Dioica (red Campion) - Silene Dioica

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Position: partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average 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. Sow: March - October Flowering: April - July Approximate quantity: 100 seeds.

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