Bright rosy-pink flowers appear in compact whorled spikes from May to August on this easy-to-grow perennial. The common name alludes to the fact that the plant has sticky stems that really are capable of catching small flies! An uncommon British native, it is usually found on sheer cliffs near the coast
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Sticky catchfly