Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Silene caroliniana (Wild Pink)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This charming wildflower is native* to dry forests, barrens, and outcrops throughout Virginia where it tolerates a range of soils. Its rose-pink flowers, which somewhat resemble those of phlox, bring bright color to the spring garden, and it remains evergreen in winter.

*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is native to most of NJ, PA, DE, and MD. It is frequent throughout VA, except in the far southwest.

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