Silene armeria is a European catchfly that has managed to flee gardens and become naturalized in parts of eastern and central North America, as well as the Pacific Northwest. It's typically grown as a cool-weather annual or biennial in American gardens. Each flower has five petals that are shallowly notched. The sticky stems of this species can snare small insects, earning it the common name catchfly.
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Scientific Name: Silene Armeria
Common Name: Catchfly
Plant Type: Annual, Biennial
Family: Silene- Campions
Zone: 5 to 8
Native Range: Europe
Full Growth Height: 16-22"
Width in Across: 6-9"
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Mid, Late)
Flower Characteristics: Showy
Pollinators: Butterflies, Humming Birds
Flower Color: Bright Pink
Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil
Water Requirement: Dry
Soil Type: Chalk, Sand, Loam, Well-Drained
Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline
Uses: Banks and Slopes, Gravel and Rock Gardens, Prairies and Meadows