Sand Catchfly, Striated Catchfly
Silene conica

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Silene (sy-LEE-nee) (Info)
Species: conica (KOH-nee-ka) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 14, 2001, Baa wrote:

Sticky annual from Europe.

Has lance like, grey green leaves and sticky little hairs all over. Bears small, pink flowers with a black striped, balloon like calyx behind them.

Flowers May-July

Likes sandy, well drained, fertile, neutral soil in full sun.

Maybe not an impressive flower but the calyx makes an interesting subject for flower arranging.