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Sweet William Catchfly Seeds (Silene armeria)

$2.95
Item #:
631033
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631033
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Sweet William Catchfly is a showy, self-seeding annual flower native to Europe with blue-green leaves and a long succession of purplish-pink flowers from late spring into summer.  Sometimes called Lobel's Catchfly or None-So-Pretty, it was established in American gardens by the 1820's.  The 1804 broadside of Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon offered seed for both red and white forms.

Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost at 70 degrees F.  Transplant to cell-packs or small pots once they have several true leaves, then transplant to well-drained soil after all danger of frost has passed.  Seeds can also be direct-sown after the last spring frost.  Approximately 250 seeds per packet.

 

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Size at Maturity  Zone 
Full Sun to Light Shade Transplant Surface Sow 12-16" apart 12-18"H Hardy Annual

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