General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8-12 inches
Plant Spread: 8-12 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: 1/4 to 1/2 inch ellipsoid to obovoid capsule
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root

Common names
  • Wild Pink
  • Sticky catchfly
  • Carolina Campion
  • Pennsylvania Pink
  • Carolina Pink

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2009-07-31
Photo by SongofJoy
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 8:37 AM concerning plant:
    Carolina Pink is a short-lived perennial found in sandy woods, on slopes and on rock outcrops in the Southeast. It forms tidy, neat 6 inch clumps with blue-green narrow, evergreen leaves. Numerous clusters of five-petaled, strong pink (rarely white) flowers appear several inches above the foliage from late spring on into the summer. Carolina Pink is good in a sunny or lightly shaded rock garden where its clear pink flowers would stand out nicely on granite or limy rocks. Good drainage is mandatory. (Sunlight Gardens)

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