(Silene pendula ‘Nodding’)
Nodding Catchfly is an annual/biennial flower native to Greece, Italy, and Turkey but grows in fields and meadows in the northeastern and northwestern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches 2-4' in height and features clusters of 5-petaled, light-pink nodding flowers. This plant can be grown in containers or hanging baskets and 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 native to the Mediterranean region but can be found growing on hills and slopes throughout California. At maturity, this plant reaches a 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 used as a cut flower!