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Silene caroliniana var. wherryi 'Short and Sweet'
Silene caroliniana var. wherryi 'Short and Sweet'
Common Name: Wild pinks

Delightful, compact and easy to grow, Silene caroliniana is an excellent choice for bright shade or full sun. It is covered in deep pink flowers in late spring. Very reliable for us through wet and dry seasons, and in a cool spring it seems to bloom forever - one year we tracked 8 weeks of full bloom! A great native substitute for Dianthus, this Silene has similar appearance and bloom time, but tolerates a wider variety of garden situations. Silene 'Short and Sweet' is a fantastic plant for naturalizing, yet it can hold its own as a specimen in a container or patio garden as well.

Height: 6-8 Inches
Spread: 10-15 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-7