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RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)

RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)
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RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)
RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)
RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)
RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)

RED CAMPION plugs (silene dioica)

  Our ref: IP31_1
type - perennial
  • wildflower plant plugs
  • colour red, pink
  • on RHS list of plants for bees
  • Dispatched May-September
  • Plant at approx 1-4 plugs per sq. m
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minus0plus 10 plugs = £14.45
minus0plus  20 plugs = £17.85
minus0plus  50 plugs = £29.95

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Recommended planting density 1-4 plugs per sq. meter. If you require 200 or more plugs in total, special pricing may be available, please contact us or call 01452 311525 for a quotation. Plugs are available for dispatch May to September when at their best and more receptive to outdoor planting.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects
in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on
nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover more plants for Bees, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.

Red Campion- Silene dioca Red Campion is a plant that will grow well in full sun but is normally associated with areas of semi-shade such as woodland edges and clearings, hedgerows and orchards. It is normally included in wildflower mixtures for woodlands and shaded areas and grows best on dry, fertile soils.
Red Campion plants have showy flowers that vary between very pale pink to almost full red. The blooms appear from April to July, with peak flowering in May, but it is not uncommon for a few plants to retain flowers until very late in the year, occasionally even to November. In the wildflower garden Red Campion can be planted along the semi-shaded side of a wall, or hedge and can also be introduced into meadow grass.

Red Campion plants look stunning when flowering alongside Greater Stitchwort and Bluebells both in the wild or in a wildflower garden.


How to grow Red Campion plants:

Red Campion plants can be introduced to their permanent planting positions from late spring through to October. Initially they should be kept well watered, and left to develop for several months. When planting into established grass it is advisable to first cut the areas where the wildflower plants are to be introduced and create a small bare area up to several inches around each planting position to reduce initial competition. Given the right conditions Red Campion will develop quickly into flowering sized plants. A few Yellow rattle seeds sown around each plug may also be of benefit in the long term by reducing competition from grasses.

Summary:

type - perennial, colour red/pink, height - 50 to 75cms, flowers May, June, habitat - Deep Shade (Dense Woodland), Semi-Shade (Orchards, Hedgerow, Banks, Open Woodland), Attracts Butterflies
Printed 21/11/2017 14:03:45
ip31_1 type perennial colour red pink height 50 to 75cms flowers may june habitat deep shade dense woodland semi shade orchards hedgerow banks open woodland attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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