Sticky Catchfly Silene noctiflora Seeds
Wild flower seeds grown and harvested from the Wilderness Tamed garden.
Freshly harvested Wild Flower Seeds from the Wilderness Tamed garden. Each small envelope contains approximately one seed pods worth of seeds so several hundred seeds which is more than enough to get you going.
These striking hedgerow plants will look stunning in a border, island bed or in the shade of trees or a hedge. They will tolerate a variety of soil types and conditions.
The stems of the plant are sticky hence one of the common names sticky catchfly. The flowers open in the evening and remain open into early morning. They are pollinated by nocturnal moths.
The tall spires of creamy white flowers come in the second year after sowing and can reach a height of over 1.2m.
Easy to sow in situ and grow at most times of year. Autumn sowings will result in flowers the following year.
Sow as soon as you receive your package, either in a seed tray or pots filled with a general purpose seed compost or even garden soil. You can also sow directly into the ground where you want them to grow. Water the seed tray or pots before sowing.
Do not cover the seeds as they require light to germinate. Small plants should appear within a few weeks. These will sit tight through the winter and then grow next year into tall majestic spires with a multitude of flowers that the local night flying moths will love.
Flower colour will vary as these are wild seeds and not hybrid varieties. The typical cream colour can vary in shade and white, soft shell pink and even beige colours can occur naturally.