Silene regia Royal Catchfly
sigh-LEE-nee  REE-jee-uh

Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers Native Wildflower Seeds and Potted Plants

  for Home Landscaping and Prairie Restoration  

Silene regia Royal Catchfly flower picture Silene regia picture, royal catchfly picture


Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Sun June, July, August Red 24-48 Average 12 to 24 Inches Perennial

    Silene regia Royal Catchfly flower picture     Photo by cj  additional picture 

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Silene regia Royal Catchfly potted plants are (Sold Out) each plus boxing/shipping. 
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Silene regia seed
Royal Catchfly seed

number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50 + shipping


 sq ft

1 ounce - ---------


575 sq ft

1 pound -----------


 9,200 sq ft

Seed shipping chart at bottom of page

Silene = From Saliva, meaning stickiness;
              or Silenus the foster father of Bacchus, who was depicted covered in a foam substance
regia = Royal

Silene regia, royal catchfly has striking crimson-scarlet or bright red flowers rivaling Cardinal Flower for intensity.  Plant native Royal Catchfly wildflower with coneflowers, Black-eyed Susan, and Culver's root in average to rich well drained soil and full sun.  Royal Catchfly is a favorite of both gardeners and hummingbirds.

Native Royal catchfly is currently on the endangered or threatened species list in several states but is easily propagated from seed and multiplies in the wildflower garden.  Royal Catchfly seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of 2 to 3 weeks of cold moist stratification or planting outside in the fall or winter.  

Silene regia is an elegant flower occurring naturally in open woods, glades, meadows, and prairies from Georgia to Louisiana and Oklahoma, north to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.    Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

The map below shows areas where Silene regia Royal Catchfly plants grow wild but it is hardy over most of the Midwest and Eastern US.  Plant in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.

Silene regia
Royal Catchfly



State Distributional Map for Silene regia, royal catchfly wildflower seed

Use the chart below for shipping charges on native wildflower seeds

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Silene regia Royal Catchfly
potted plants

We accept payment by check, money order, and through Paypal

The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =  

 $4.00 shipping

$20.01 - $50.00    =  

 $6.00 shipping

$50.01-$100.00    =  

 $7.50 shipping

over $100.00    =    7.5 % of subtotal


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Easyliving Wildflowers
PO Box  522
Willow Springs,  MO.  65793
Phone 417-469-2611 

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Silene regia Royal Catchfly Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.