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GROUND COVER: Silene caroliniana (Wild Pink)

New factsheet! This charming wildflower, Silene caroliniana (wild pink), 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. Continue reading

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Some Native Ground Covers for Spring

Fact sheets for fifteen native ground covers are featured on the MGNV web site under “Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic.” Here are some additional species that are native to our region and that are suitable for use in the home landscape. Continue reading

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