(Silene pendula ‘Nodding’)
Nodding Catchfly is an annual/biennial flower that is native to Greece, Italy, and Turkey, but can be found growing in fields and meadows in the northeastern and northwestern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 2-4' and features nodding clusters of 5 petaled light pink flowers. This plant can easily be grown in containers and hanging baskets, and also attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds!
Variety: Nodding Catchfly
Also Known As: Drooping Catchfly
Native Range: Greece, Italy, Turkey
Grown as: Annual/Biennial
Ease of Growing: Easy
Maturity (Blooms): Summer
Light: Full Sun To Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium. Should retain moisture.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. flowers that attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
Containers?: Yes. makes an excellent choice for hanging baskets or containers because of its cascading growth habit.
Sow Depth: 1/8"
USDA Zone: 3-9
Produces: nodding clusters of 5 petaled light pink flowers.
(Aubrieta deltoidea ‘Purple’)
Purple Rock Cress is a mat forming perennial flower that is native to the Mediterranean region but can be found growing on hills and slopes throughout California. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 4-9” and features a low-growing mat of downy green foliage, covered by four-petaled ½-1” flowers of bright pinkish purple. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, is resistant to deer, self sows, and is great as a cut flower!