Sweet William Flowers Seeds, catchfly, - (Silene Armeria) Deer Resistant
Approximate 280,000 Seeds per oz
Catchfly (Silene Armeria) - Grow Silene seeds for a very lovely wildflower display. Commonly called Catchfly, Wild Catchfly, None-So-Pretty, or Sweet William Catchfly, this annual puts on a fabulous display of brilliant magenta colored blooms during mid-summer. Silene Armeria Catchfly is a native to Europe, but it has been grown here in the United States since the early 1800's and is an extremely popular wildflower.
Catchfly wildflowers are good at re-seeding if the blooms are left to go to seed and the wildflower seeds fall on bare ground. Typically, None So Pretty Catchfly will grow quickly and bloom heavily before it is killed by frost, but in mild winters, it has been known to be a short-lived perennial. Sweet William Catchfly wildflowers will grow in all regions of North America in full sun or partial shade. It is excellent in meadows or other naturalized settings. It's a must have for the wildflower garden as well.
Sow Silene seeds directly outdoors either in spring or in fall after several frosts. Soil should be weeded and loosened. Catchfly wildflower seeds are extremely tiny. Broadcast the Silene Armeria seeds and press the seeds into the loosened soil but do not cover them. Catchfly wildflowers will bloom in 6 - 8 weeks after germination.
Approximate seeds per pound: 4,480,132
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 16 - 24 inches
Bloom Season: Mid-summer
Bloom Color: Magenta
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 15 - 25 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 1/2 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 1 pound per acre
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 16 inches
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