- genus Silene Hardy Planting Zones- 5-8 Sun or Shade – Full to Partial Sun Mature Height - 12-18" Mature Width- 12-15" Bloom Season – Spring to Summer Gardener Status- Beginner
Catchfly- Silene Regia
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The Catchfly plant also know as the silene viscaria, Red German catchfly and Clammy Campion is a sticky catchfly plant which is initially a plant that favor rough outcrops, edge inclines, dry slopes and sandy glades. The family of this plant is the color of pink also known as the Caryophyllaceae. It has unmistakably made utilization of human movement by spreading to pastures and sunny roadsides. The Silene viscaria can also deal with long stretches of dry season since its taproot sinks up to a meter into the ground (a run of the mill xerophyte). It is best known however for the ruddy dark colored sticky substance that covers the upper piece of the stem and which has given the plant its normal and logical names. Perennial herb is the growing form of the Silene viscaris. It is suspected that the emission is the plant's method for thwarting predators, particularly ants who attempt to climb the stem and push their way into the bloom. The verification of the proficiency of this framework can regularly be witnesses for oneself: aside from a wide range of trash, numerous sorts of both winged and wingless creepy crawlies can be discovered adhered to the stem. In the event that sticky catchfly plant is picked for the bloom vase the tar gets everywhere throughout the picker's hands. Now and then a pink-blossomed variant can be discovered which secretes no fluid by any means. Its littler relative snow capped catchfly is (S. alpina) secretes no tar by any stretch of the imagination, or practically nothing.