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Red Campion Seeds - Silene dioica - Wildflower

£1.90
Type: Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 1m
Flowering Time: Late spring through summer
Site and soil type: Prefers well-drained soil in partial shade
When to sow: Spring to early autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into trays, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 500 seeds / 0.5 g

Also known as Hare’s eye and Ragged Jack, Red Campion is a tall clump forming plant, loved by bees.

The flowers are bright pink, (not red), and appear mainly in late spring although flowers may appear through to October.

Red Campion is a hedgerow or woodland plant in the wild so prefers some shade.

  Red Campion provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Garden Bumblebee
  • Small Elephant Hawk-moth   🦋
  • Campion moth  🐛 
  • 🦇 Bats (The insects that this plant attracts, provides food for bats)
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.


Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.