Silene armeria (Caryophyllaceae)
An attractive annual or tender perennial native to Europe, but has naturalized throughout the United States. The generous rosy pink flowers are arranged in compact clusters radiating from a slender stem. Thrives in full sun or partial shade in various soil types. Makes a breathtaking display when planted in mass.
Suggested Use: Floral gardens, roadsides, disturbed areas. Miscellaneous: The stem exudes a sticky sap that captures small insects that try to steal nectar without pollinating the flowers. Hence, the common name Catchfly.
Average Planting Success: 80%
Height: 1 - 2 feet
Germination: 15 - 25 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 70°F
Sowing Depth: Surface Sow
Blooming Period: May - September
Average Seeds Per Pound: 4,480,000
Seeds/Pkt: 2,950 - Covers 25 sq. ft.
1 oz Covers: 2,723 sq. ft.
Seeding Rate: 1 lb. per acre