Sticky Catch Fly (Lychnis viscaria Viscafeuer) 100 seeds (#1067)
Lychnis viscaria is a reddish-purple flowered catchfly that is native to sandy meadows, dry hillside ridges, lowlands, clearings and roadsides from Europe to western Asia. From tufts of grass-like foliage rise flowering stalks bearing star-shaped flowers in 3-6 flowered panicles which bloom from late spring to July - August.
Each flower stalk is sticky (viscous) just below the flower panicle and along the internodes, thus accounting for the specific epithet and common name. Sticky stems trap insects attempting to reach the flowers.
Good for borders, rock gardens and cutting.
Best grown in moderately fertile, well-drained soils with even moisture in full sun to part shade.
Full sun works best in the north, but part shade is preferred in the south.
Sharp soil drainage is essential. Tolerates poor soils. Tolerates some drought.
Plants are typically short-lived (3-4 years). Flowers on teh second year after germination.
Plants may self-seed in the garden in optimum growing conditions.
Information source: www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.
Genus - Lychnis
Species - viscaria
Variety - Viscafeuer
Common name - Sticky Catch Fly
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 0,30 - 0,60 m
Spread - 0,30 - 0,40 m
Plant type - Perennial
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Normal garden soil with sufficient supply of nutients and water
Water requirements - Average. Drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Rock gardens. Border fronts. Cottage gardens. Best in groups.
Bloom season - June - July (second year)
Leaf / Flower color - Deep Green / Red
Sow in dishes.
Cover lightly with soil, firm and keep in bright and warm place at +18-20C.
Keep seeds continuously moist until germination
Germinates in 14-21 days.
- Stock: 5
- Brand: N.L. Chrestensen (Vokietija / Germany)
- Model ID: #1067