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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Summer 2000A lovely group.
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Location: Molly Hollar Wildscape Arlinton, Texas.Date: Spring 2011Natural setting, very beautiful
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Location: ElkhartDate: 2020-06-07Little bunch
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: Jun 1, 2008 10:44 PM
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Summer 2000Extreme close up.
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Location: Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-06-15
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Location: ElkhartDate: 2020-06-03
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Summer 2000Young foliage in Spring.
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Spring 2010Just starting to open.
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Location: In my yard in Holladay, UT
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Location: In my yard in Holladay, UT
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Comments:
Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Sep 22, 2011 6:04 PM


However this is a great plant for a tough place , needs no care or water here (zone 5) and can be pulled out if it gets too aggressive. I would give it room to spread and keep it some what isolated if planting in a flower garden.

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