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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: Introduced species that has become an invasive weed in North America.
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Sharp pointed, narrow capsules.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for forage
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: Erodiums prefer a tall container
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Photo: Didier Descouens

Honey Bees in the Garden:  AprilHoney Bees in the Garden: April
By Mindy03 on April 10, 2011

April showers bring May flowers, which means plenty of food for honey bees. Gardeners will soon be busy setting out the plants they bought or grew from seeds. And now that the number of honey bees has increased, the honey supers are being filled with surplus honey.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 23, 2012 3:01 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What is this by Lorddolza Jun 6, 2021 6:22 AM 30
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common weed here - do you know what it is? by svbz Feb 9, 2020 1:48 PM 3
What is this plant? by alexfoc May 7, 2017 10:04 PM 8
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