Nodding Catchfly Triumph (Silene Pendula Triumph) is an annual with deep pink double flowers. The compact cascading Nodding Catchfly is wonderful for hanging baskets, over walls or borders. Silene Pendula is known for blooming fast from seed.
- Taxonomy: Silene Pendula
- Other Names: Nodding catchfly, Drooping catchfly
- Life Cycle: Annual
- USDA Zones: 4 - 8
- Height: 8 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring to mid summer
- Bloom Color: Carmine
- Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 6.5
- Deer Resistant: Yes
Package includes: Silene Seeds 200 PCS
- Temperature: 68 - 72F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
- Light Required: Yes - filtered light is best instead of direct sunlight
- Depth: Do not cover seeds more than 1/16th inch
- Sowing Rate: 4 - 6 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist but not wet
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
Plant Silene directly outdoors when the danger of frost has passed. Prepare a seedbed by weeding and loosening the top several inches of soil. Press the Silene Pendula seed into the soil but do not cover them, as light will aid in germination. Keep the soil moist until germination take place, in 10-14 days.
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