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Catchfly, Red Campion, English Maiden 'Clifford Moor'

Silene dioica

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Silene (sy-LEE-nee) (Info)
Species: dioica (dy-oh-EE-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Clifford Moor



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall


Grown for foliage


Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Calistoga, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Santa Clara, California

New Lenox, Illinois

Mason, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Berkshire, New York

Pickerington, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Sumter, South Carolina

Cathan, Washington

Olympia, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 10, 2013, crocodileblondi from White Center, WA wrote:

Just bought this little darling today to add to my cottage garden. It has delightful leaves and will make a lovely addition to the nearby clematis. I bought it at home depo in west seattle and I love finding new plants that I haven't planted before and look forward to the results next spring. I will post an update!


On Sep 13, 2012, hdpeters from Hurricane, WV wrote:

Planted in zone 6 (WV) in spring and it has thrived with morning and early afternoon sun. Does not look very healthy currently. Does it need cut back?


On May 31, 2006, dgiroux1308 from Seattle, WA wrote:

I planted 2 of these in front of about 20 tulips last Fall. By May, the flowers had hidden the dying brown tulip foliage wonderfully, actually better than I had anticipated.


On May 6, 2006, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a pretty big plant in my garden..About 3 feet wide. Very Pretty!


On Feb 29, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

A really beautiful plant with variegated chartreuse foliage, beginning to bloom here in 9b late February.

Update - May 20, 2004

This is a prolific grower, great bloomer. Growing well in containers, shade, does well in all these situations!