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Wild Pink

Scientific Name:

Silene caroliniana

Common Name(s):
Wild Pink, Sticky catchfly

Categories:
Herbaceous Perennial, wildflower

Comment:
Low mounding perennial with beautiful pink flowers having five petals. The plant appreciates sharp soil drainage and are often found on rocky ledges in nature. Best left undisturbed after planting.

Height:

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Silene caroliniana
Photo credit Tracie Bowers

9 to 12 inches

Flowering Period:
April to June

Flower Color:
Pink

Usage:
Meadows, open woodlands, natural areas, rock gardens

Hardiness:
USDA zone 5-8

Propagation:
Self-seeding

Exposure:
Full sun to part shade

Soil:
Will tolerate clay soil, dry soil, shallow rocky soil

Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Origins:
Eastern and Central North America

Pollinator(s) attracted:
Bees

Page by Tracie Bowers

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