Catchfly


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Catchfly
Common Name: Catchfly
Botanical Name: Silene spp. (si-LE-ne)
Decorative Life:
Post Harvest Care:
  • Recut stems under water and place into a flower food solution.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Caryophyllaceae (pink family) with common relatives including carnation, sweet William, Gypsophila, chickweed and soapwort.
  • Depending on species, native over a wide area in North America from the arctic to tropical areas. Also native to Tropical African mountains.
Personality:
  • Stems often woody at base. Flowers generally solitary.
Availability: Mainly in summer.
Flower Color: Mostly pinks of various color intensities, white.
Storage Specifics: No specific storage data has been located to date.
Tidbits:
  • Silene is a classical plant name of obscure origin, sometimes said to have been used by medieval botanists.
  • Some species of Silene are dioecious, meaning they have female and male flowers on separate plants. For example, with S. latifolia, the male flowers last only about 1 day whereas the female flowers last about 7.