Scarlet Catchfly
Silene subciliata

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Silene (sy-LEE-nee) (Info)
Species: subciliata (sub-sil-ee-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

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Bloom Color:

Red

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Longview, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 1, 2014, Qbe from Livingston, TX wrote:

I do have it here on my property in Polk Co, just outside of Livingston Tx. It took me a while to identify. Was told it was endangered. Have also seen it near a creek bed near where I live. Am collecting seed this week. When sun hits it, you can't help but notice it. I am very fortunate to live not to far from the Big Thicket. I have also found False Aloe close by. So exciting. Qbe

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On Jul 12, 2013, jameso from Longview, TX wrote:

One of the prettier wildflowers. Does well for me in the shade or full sun. Each plant produces a lot of seed and the seeds germinate well, Found only in Southeast Texas and Louisiana. Is listed as endangered in Texas.