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Silene laciniata - Indian Pink, Cardinal Catchfly

Silene laciniata is found throughout California, the subspecies major is found in the coastal sage scrub and chaparral communities in Southern California. Silene laciniata can grow in a variety of soils. Indian Pink will grow where there is strong indirect light or often in the shade of other shrubs.Silene laciniata is great for the hummingbird garden. In the garden Indian Pink tends to need support, plants prefer good drainage and a relatively dry summer. I mix Silene laciniata with other plants so the flowers can use them for support. Silene laciniata blooms through the Spring months.

Silene laciniata, Indian Pink

Red flower of Silene laciniata - Indian Pink, Cardinal Catchfly. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants that grow in the same part of the garden from our Wildflower List
Clarkia unguiculata
Collinsia heterophylla
Collinsia tinctoria
Dodecatheon clevelandii
Heuchera maxima
Paeonia californica
Pholistoma auritum
Salvia spathacea
Sisyrinchium bellum