Origin: Introduced US Wildflower
Other Common Names: Sweet William Silene, Sweet-William Catchfly, Garden Catchfly, Catchfly
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 12 in to 24 in
Spacing: 12 in to 15 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 250000
Sweet-William Catchfly earned it's name from the sticky sap which is excreted onto the stems in which various small insects are ensnared. Wonderful for a meadow's first year, gorgeous clusters of small rose/purple flowers appear in only six to eight weeks after germination. Growing up to two feet high, this wildflower blooms heavily, and is a captivating attraction for bees, birds, and butterflies.