Catchfly Seeds 6885 (Silene armeria). Open Pollinated. Perennial.
Approx. 700 seeds/pkt (7,800 seeds/gram)
While not native to Canada, Catchfly has naturalized throughout much of North America. This hardy plant produces clusters of large, globe-shaped, deep rose-pink blooms on long stems. Very hardy in poor soils and performs well under extreme heat. Garden height averages 60 cm (24″) tall. This perennial makes a wonderful cut flower and while it is described as being hardy in Zones 3-8, in Zones 3-4, this plant is often grown as a self seeding annual.
How To Grow
Another easy to grow wildflower that starts very easily from direct garden sowing in early May or late fall. Indoors, sow seed in late March in a soil-less mix and keep at 20 C (70 F) for the 10 to 15 day germination period. After germination grow on under lights at a slightly cooler temperature then harden off and transplant outside to a sunny location. Super for spots with poor or drought prone soils.