Pink German Catchfly

german-catchfly-potPink German Catchfly (Viscaria oculata) is a pretty annual. Each 1-inch flower has five petals around a dark eye. Ours started blooming May 20. They bloom for about 4 months. The common name “catchfly” is used because the stems secrete a sticky liquid that traps small insects. The flower has been in British gardens since the 1840s.

No flower seed is easier to grow than Viscaria seeds.

First planted: 2017

Nursery: Annie’s Annual

Nursery: Yamagami of Cupertino

Zones 1-11

H 12

W 12

Soil: Average, well-drained, rich

Water: Regular, Low, drought tolerant

sun: full

 

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