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Silene armeria (Garden Catchfly)

Garden Catchfly, Sweet William Catchfly, Campion, None-So-Pretty


Beautify your garden with Silene armeria (Garden Catchfly), a lovely perennial plant with eye-catching rounded clusters of bright pink flowers in mid or late summer. Native to Europe, Catchfly has escaped gardens and naturalized in most of the US. The common name 'Catchfly' is derived from the sticky stems of the plant which may catch small insects.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 6-9 in across (15-22 cm) on upright stems clad with oval silver-green leaves. While a perennial plant, catchfly is often grown as an annual.
  • Pest-free and low maintenance, this eye-catching beauty is also drought tolerant (once established).
  • Prefers full sun in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Afternoon shade tolerated. Excellent drainage is essential and sandy or gravelly soils are favored by this plant. Garden Catchfly doesn't perform well in hot and humid summer areas.
  • Ideal for bed and borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens, meadows and containers.
  • Sow seeds outdoors in fall or 3 weeks before last frost date in spring. Seeds may also be started indoors 8-10 weeks prior to the last spring frost date.
  • Will self seed in satisfying growing conditions.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Silene - Campions
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" – 9" (15cm – 22cm)
Spacing 6" – 9" (15cm – 22cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Silene - Campions
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" – 9" (15cm – 22cm)
Spacing 6" – 9" (15cm – 22cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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