PlantsAbelias→Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Twinflower
Give a thumbs up American Twinflower

Botanical names:
Linnaea borealis Accepted
Linnaea borealis var. longiflora Synonym
Linnaea borealis subsp. borealis Synonym
Linnaea borealis subsp. longiflora Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Plant Height: 2 to 4 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Cold stratify for @ 60 days if planting in the spring.
Other info: Air dry seeds for fall planting.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects

Linnaea Borealis

Posted by Johannian (The Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jan 11, 2022 8:45 PM

Range: throughout the western mountains, south to Northern California, northern Arizona, and New Mexico; east to western South Dakota. Additional info: named for Carolus Linnaeus, the father of systematic botany, this charming plant makes a good ground cover in the woodland garden.

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