Lychnis viscaria
German Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae or Carnation Family
18 inches tall - white, magenta or dark red-violet
Full sun to part shade
Early to Mid-Summer through Autumn
Propagate by seed or division
Photos by Jane Hendrix

Pictured below are 'Atropurpurea' (top) and 'Alba' (bottom).

German Catchfly is so named because of its sticky stems which act like fly-paper, trapping undesirable insects before they can reach the flowers. Spreading a small population of German Catchfly throughout your garden with help control some of the "bad" insects without chemical insecticides!