• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Silene dioica 'Rollie's Favorite' (PBR)

red campion 'Rollie's Favorite'

  • Other common names red campion 'Rollie's Favorite'

  • Synonyms Silene robotii 'Rollies Favourite'
    Lychnis 'Rolly's Favorite'

    Lychnis 'Rollie's Favorite'

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  • Family Caryophyllaceae

  • Genus Silene can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, with opposite, untoothed leaves and solitary or clustered flowers with 5, usually notched petals

  • Details 'Rollie's Favorite' is a mound-forming, semi-evergreen perennial, to 45cm high, with dark-green, hairy, oval leaves. Clusters of starry pink flowers, with white eyes, are borne on branching, semi-trailing stems in late spring and summer


  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect West-facing or South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Loam


  • Sand


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a well-drained, moderately fertile, neutral to alkaline soil in sun or partial shade. Shelter from wet conditions in winter protection

Propagation Propagate by division or from basal cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests Generally trouble free

Diseases Generally trouble free

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