“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Brilliant red, 2 in. flowers bloom June-August providing nectar for hummingbirds. The sticky flowers trap small insects, giving the plant its common name. This plant is similar to Fire Pink (Silene virginica) except Royal Catchfly is taller and blooms later in the season. Unlike Fire Pink, Royal Catchfly prefers being planted in a prepared bed with companions. It does best with companion plants like Little Bluestem, Prairie Dropseed, or Missouri Black-eyed Susans to help support it. It naturally occurs on savannas and prairies. A relatively short-lived plant that will self-sow.
Savanna / Woodland
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Late (July - frost)
Ornamental Fruits/Pods/Seed Heads