Plant Details: Fringed Campion
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Apalachicola Fringed Champion
This lovely native perennial is very rare and seldom offered due to the belief that the growing requirements for this species are difficult to achieve. The reality is that it needs no more than to be left alone in well drained soils under the shade of hardwood, or mix forest. Over watering or damp soil condition are the #1cause of death of this species. Well worth growing and a delightful treasure in the garden for it elegantly produces deeply fringed petaled 2" soft pink flowers. Fringed Champion matures as a carpet ground covering reaching 2-3'wide reaching only 5" at most in height while flowering. Evergreen though usually covered by oak leaves during the winter going unnoticed until April when it springs to life. From May - June this species will surprise anyone who happens takes a walk through your garden. It is commonly thought to be a short lived perennial living only 3-4 years but we have had a colony persist for 8 years and even survive a transplant 4 years ago.
As always with this species quantities are limited. This species has the same culture requirements as other species in the genus Silene.
Plant Growing Conditions
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