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Silene dioica ‘Firefly’
Silene dioica ‘Firefly’
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Silene dioica ‘Firefly’

Double-flowered Catchfly

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.492.270

An easy-to-grow perennial for the middle of a sunny border, this features small fully double round blooms of bright magenta-pink in early to mid summer. Nice as a cut flower. Trim back to 6 inches after flowers are finished. Also known by the name Campion. From Blooms of Bressingham®, originally developed in England. USPP#20041: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Silene dioica ‘Firefly’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.