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Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
1-3 ft. H X 1.5-2 ft. W
A brilliant, clear white, 5-petaled flower; each petal multilobed or fringed.
Bloom Time Notes:
Whorled with 4 lance-shaped leaves at each node.
Seed pods contain many tiny (1mm) brown seeds.
Pollinated by moths and bumblebees.
Rich deciduous woods, river flats, tallgrass prairies; distributed throughout eastern U.S., except Maine and Florida.
Sun or Shade:
Starry Campion (Silene stellata) grows in full sun to part shade; likes dry to medium-wet conditions; prefers dryish sandy or clay soil; requires excellent drainage; no serious insect problems; best in naturalized settings such as wildflower gardens, woodland gardens, meadows; taller plants may need to be staked.
A member of the family of pinks, this species has a deep taproot.
Other Common Names: Widow's Frill, Whorled Catchfly