- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 10 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring through fall
- Bloom Color: Rose
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Loamy, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
- Temperature: 60F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 8 - 10 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Viscaria
Viscaria (Viscaria Oculata Rose Angel) - Sometimes this annual is called Catchfly or Rose of Heaven, but whatever the name, it is grown by Viscaria seeds. Plant these annuals in mass groupings for a terrific display of color. Viscaria Rose Angel will readily establish from flower seeds, and truly there is no easier plant to grow and to maintain. Viscaria Rose Of Heaven are fuss-free beauties, and they will bloom their hearts out for you! They are perfect either in the garden or in containers, and their long stems make them perfect for cutting for the vase.
Catchfly Angel Rose has blooms that measure 2 inches across, with bright rose petals starred with an brilliant magenta eye. The Viscaria plants reach 10 inches in height and the same in width. They are not picky about soil, but it does need to be well-drained. They prefer a sunny location in the garden.
Directly sow Viscaria seeds outdoors in a prepared seedbed. Wait until last frost before planting the Viscaria Oculata seeds. Sow groups of 3 - 4 seeds and space them 10 inches apart. Thin to strongest plant. Rose Of Heaven Viscaria blooms in 6 - 8 weeks after sowing.