(Atocion armeria ‘None So Pretty’)
None So Pretty Catchfly is a cool-weather annual/biennial flower native to Europe but grows in the western, Midwest, and eastern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 12-16” and features upright stems, 3” lance-shaped grayish-green leaves, and round clusters of 5-petaled flowers that range from rose-pink to magenta-pink. This plant can be grown in containers or hanging baskets and attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds!
Variety: None So Pretty Catchfly
Also Known As: Sweet William Silene, Sweet-William Catchfly, and Garden Catchfly, Catchfly.
Native to: Albania, Baltic States, Belarus, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Corse, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia.
Introduced into: Altay, Amur, Austria, Azores, Belgium, British Columbia, California, Chita, Colombia, Connecticut, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, Florida, Germany, Hawaii, Hungary, Illinois, Indiana, Jamaica, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Korea, Madeira, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Québec, Réunion, Sakhalin, South Carolina, Spain, Sri Lanka, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
Grown as: Annual/Biennial
Ease of Growing: Easy
Maturity (Blooms): July to August
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: 1-12
Produces: upright stems, 3” lance-shaped grayish-green leaves, and round clusters of 5 petaled flowers that range from rose-pink to magenta-pink.
(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!