Lychnis viscaria, also known as Catchfly, has attractive fringed, magenta flower clusters on sticky stems that rise above dark green leafy tufts of foliage. The late spring, early summer blooms are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
Lychnis viscaria prefers full sun and requires sharply drained soil. It will take partial shade in the south. It is drought tolerant once established. Lychnis viscaria is a good perennial choice for rock gardens or areas with dry soil. Plants may self sow where happy.
Some authorities classify this plant as Silene viscaria.