Silene - Garden Catchfly ( Silene armeria) Wildflower Rose of Heaven Flower
Perennial grown as an annual in colder climates
Height: 50 cm 12-18 in
Dainty. Sweet little airy wildflower that would be an excellent addition to any cottage garden or meadow garden. Also known as Sweet William Catchfly as 'Catchfly'- name refers to the somewhat sticky feeling of the stems which catches little insects. Subtle green-gray leaves on this plant absolutely compliment the tall stems that hold dainty clusters of spreading 25 cm white centered rosy pink flowers. Makes an eccellent cutting flower!
- Well draining soil
- Direct sow is recommended in late fall 3 weeks prior to last frost date or early spring while still cooler; scatter where you want to grow and water in lightly.
- OR Start indoors in early spring 8-10 weeks before last frost; plant seeds on the surface and press down to make contact with peat free soil. Transplant after all risk of frost has passed.
- Spacing: 20 cm
- blooms mid to late summer
- Seed count: 250