Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Wild Pink

Silene caroliniana
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Cliff, Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Early (Feb - Apr), Mid (May - June)
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:

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Pink flowers with five petals and green foliage.
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Hummingbird
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

2 to
4
inches

Spread:

4 to
6
inches
Size
Height: 2 to
4
inches
Spread: 4 to
6
inches
Size
Height: 2 to
4
inches
Spread: 4 to
6
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Ideal for rock gardens and areas of pollinator gardens without weeds to compete. Good in well-drained containers.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Plant in well-drained soil, sandy and acidic if available. Don't disturb established plants.
Special Features
Special Usage
Containers
Basic Description

Small plant with a tuft of green foliage and a profusion of vivid pink phlox-like blooms that attract hummingbirds and butterflies in spring. In the lower Midwest, native to the central Ozark region of Missouri.

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