Silene - Catchfly

Silene - Catchfly

Silene - Catchfly

Silene produziert klebrige Flüssigkeit auf den Blättern, die manchmal Insekten festhält. Blumenfarben sind weiß, rosa oder rosa. Die Pflanze wird 18 bis 24 Zentimeter groß und braucht eine Sonneneinstrahlung. Die Pflanze mag nassen Boden nicht.

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Silene - Catchfly

FAQ - 💬

❓ Does Silene need full sun?

👉 Silene grows best in full sun or part shade and well-drained soil. In Zones 7 and above, plant it where it will receive afternoon shade. Well-drained soil is essential.

❓ Do you cut back Silene?

👉 Silene are easy to grow and low maintenance plants. They require regular watering so that the soil is kept moist. Cut back the stems after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers.

❓ Why is it called catchfly?

👉 It is called catchfly because of the white sticky sap that oozes from damaged parts of the stems, which snares small insects. Leaves rise up from stiff stems and have small gray green to silver hues. The half-inch (1.25 cm.)

❓ What does Silene look like?

👉 Most often referred to as the catchfly, the plant typically blooms in shades of pink, magenta, white, and red. The plant's sticky leaves and stems (which are what give this flower its memorable "catchfly" moniker) are actually not strong enough to catch a fly, nor do these flowers attract the pesky insects.

❓ How tall does catchfly get?

👉 12-18 in. tallThe common name 'Catchfly' is derived from the sticky stems of the plant which may catch small insects. Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 6-9 in across (15-22 cm) on upright stems clad with oval silver-green leaves. While a perennial plant, catchfly is often grown as an annual.

❓ Is catchfly invasive?

👉 Silene armeria (Garden Catchfly) is listed in the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States. According to the U.S Forest Service, Invasive species have contributed to the decline of 42% of U.S. endangered and threatened species, and for 18% of U.S. endangered or threatened species.

❓ Is Silene frost hardy?

👉 Silene is hardy from zones 4 to 7. It is able to endure freezing winter temperatures often as low as -20°C, only to return to bloom the following growing season.

❓ Is Silene safe for dogs?

👉 This plant is safe for pets and grazing animals. Prefers full to partial sun and well-drained soil. This plant can grow as an annual, biennial, or perennial.

❓ Is catchfly an annual or perennial?

👉 While a perennial plant, catchfly is often grown as an annual. Pest-free and low maintenance, this eye-catching beauty is also drought tolerant (once established).

❓ Why is Silene called catchfly?

👉 The stems of this species are sticky and may snare small insects, hence the common name of catchfly. This species is also commonly called sweet William catchfly or none-so-pretty.

❓ Is silene poisonous?

👉 silene vulgaris - (Moench.) Garcke. Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it does contain saponins. Although toxic, these substances are very poorly absorbed by the body and so tend to pass through without causing harm.

❓ Is Silene a perennial catchfly?

👉 About Catchfly Perennials. Silene is a genus of flowering plants with approximately 700 species. Many of these are attractive for the gardens of the Northern Hemisphere. Commonly found forms, such as the sweet william catchfly plant, provide easy-to-care for carpets of flowering mounds.

❓ What is the difference between Silene armeria and catchfly?

👉 Catchfly is a plant native to Europe, which was introduced to North America and escaped cultivation. Silene armeria is the plant’s grown-up name and it is a perennial in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 to 8.

❓ What is Silene?

👉 Silene is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae. Containing nearly 900 species, it is the largest genus in the family. Common names include campion and catchfly.

❓ What is the genus and species of a catchfly?

👉 Catchfly, also known as none-so-pretty, sweet William, or campion, belongs to the Silene genus. The largest genus in the Caryophyllaceae family, Silene contains almost 900 species. S. armeria, commonly known as catchfly, grows as a perennial in temperate climates and an annual in colder regions.

Autor Des Artikels: Alexander Schulz. Unabhängiger Konstrukteur und technischer Experte. Arbeitserfahrung in der Baubranche seit 1980. Fachkompetenz in den Richtungen: Bau, Architektur, Design, Hausbau.

Video-Anleitung: Silene regia Royal Catchfly.

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