Annual. Large clusters of pink-to-purple, 5-pointed stars bloom on 12-18-inch plants from midsummer on. This European native has been known, grown and loved in this country since at least 1804. Small insects frequently become stuck to the sticky leaves, hence the name, but not a truly carnivorous plant. Also called “Sweet William Catchfly” for its marked resemblance to its cousin, the true Sweet William. Super easy from seed sown in spring, summer or fall. Self-sows in favorable conditions; has naturalized east of the Mississippi.