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Silene caroliniana Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet Catchfly

  • »  Long lived, showy bloom
  • »  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • »  Narrow, needle-like green foliage forms a spreading mound
  • »  Easy to grow and tolerates drier areas
  • »  Outstanding in spring containers or grouped in the front of a garden

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Narrow, needle-like foliage along trailing stems forms a spreading mound that comes alive with deep pink flowers in late spring. It loves bright shade and full sun and is a wonderful native substitute for Dianthus tolerating a wider variety of garden situations. Perfect for containers and grouping 

Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Flower Color
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Ground Cover
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Silene caroliniana Short and Sweet

Silene caroliniana prefers full sun, part shade or shade, though blooms are less numerous in shade. Soil should have average to good drainage and not be wet for extended periods. Though often found in limestone outcrops, S. caroliniana is not particular about pH.