Flowers - Nodding Catchfly

$299 USD

The Nodding Catchfly (Silene pendula) is a bushy, vigorous, low-growing annual. So named because small flies and gnats get stuck in the sticky seed pod. Produces clusters of charming pink blossoms with notched petals around a light pink center. Grows 6"-10" tall on a nodding stem with hairy, oval foliage. Beautiful cascading over a hanging basket or stone wall.

  • Life cycle: Annual
  • Bloom season: Spring, summer
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, moths, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Gentleness, youthful love


  • Botanical name: Silene pendula
  • Hardiness zones: 4-8
  • Planting season: Spring, fall
  • Days to maturity: 60-90 days
  • Cold stratify: Yes
  • Depth to plant seeds: Lightly cover - seeds need light to germinate
  • Spacing between plants: 8"-12" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 7-14 days
  • Germination soil temps: 60F-70F
  • Soil types: Clay, sandy, loamy, moist, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun, part shade
  • Frost tolerant: Yes
  • Drought tolerant: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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