Collection: Catchfly Seeds (heirloom)

Heirloom catchfly, a little-known but worthwhile annual, will produce a slew of pink, purple, or magenta clusters one to two feet tall. Plant heirloom catchfly seeds in your bee and butterfly garden because the sticky fluid produced on the stem has the capacity to trap little insects. Give this low-growing annual a try; it's one of the easiest wildflowers to grow, blooms profusely, develops quickly, and will return if its seeds fall on bare ground the following year.

About our heirloom catchfly seeds

  • Sometimes called "None-So-Pretty"
  • Beautiful addition to any garden or meadow
  • Deer resistant
  • Easy-to-grow pollinator attractor

  • Catchfly

    Catchfly Seeds

    Whether or not the sticky seedpods catch flies, we love the tiny pink blooms

    Catchfly Seeds

    Whether or not the sticky seedpods catch flies, we love the tiny pink blooms
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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  • Nodding Catchfly

    Nodding Catchfly Seeds

    Drooping flowers signify this plant is perfectly healthy

    Nodding Catchfly Seeds

    Drooping flowers signify this plant is perfectly healthy
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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About our heirloom catchfly seeds

  • Sometimes called "None-So-Pretty"
  • Beautiful addition to any garden or meadow
  • Deer resistant
  • Easy-to-grow pollinator attractor

Heirloom catchfly offers bright and rosy blooms to suit any garden or meadow, creating a beautiful, aromatic display when planted in bulk. This flower is native to Europe, but it has spread throughout the United States. Its deer resistant and pollinator-attractive properties make it a low-maintenance garden addition. Garden beds and borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens, meadows, and container planting are all good places for heirloom catchfly. After only 60 to 90 days, heirloom catchfly seeds will grow and flower, reaching heights of two to four feet.

Sow your seeds in the fall or three weeks before the last frost in the spring. Seeds can also be sown eight to ten weeks before the last spring frost by starting them indoors. Heirloom catchfly prefers full sun and well-drained soils with a dry to medium moisture content. Loosen a few inches of soil in your outdoor seedbed before planting. Sow seeds about 1/4 inch deep, keeping the soil moist but not soggy. It takes 15 to 25 days for seeds to germinate. Whether directly sowing or transplanting indoor seedlings, space plants eight to ten inches apart.

For optimal results, use a general-purpose fertilizer once or twice a season. Once established, plants prefer somewhat dry soils and require little watering. Heirloom catchfly will benefit from adjacent plants, however if you feel it is required, you can stake them. Deadhead before the blooms generate new seeds if you don't want these beauties to spread.

Check out Eden Brothers' Heirloom Catchfly Seeds if you like the purple hues of this lovely species, or Eden Brothers' Heirloom Nodding Catchfly Seeds if you prefer the lighter pink shades. You can't go wrong with any kind; in fact, for an ombré look in your yard, we recommend growing both! Heirloom catchfly is an excellent companion plant for a variety of flower species, including asters, cosmos, alyssums, and calendulas.

For more information about planting, growing, and caring for heirloom catchfly flower seed, see the Catchfly Seeds Planting Guide.