Silene armeria (Caryophyllaceae)
An attractive annual or tender perennial native to Europe, but has naturalized throughout the United States. The generous rosepink 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.
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
1 oz Covers: 2,723 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 1 lb. per acre