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Silene acaulis
Moss Campion
Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet

Growing in high mountain and arctic regions all across the world, this is a tough little cushion or mat-forming perennial for the rock garden, alpine trough or gravel scree. The tiny green leaves make a moss-like evergreen carpet, with tiny little pink star flowers during late spring and summer. Best in a gritty, well-drained soil that is evenly moist. Dislikes summer heat and humidity, usually most successful in regions with cool summers. Not especially drought tolerant.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Between Flagstones
  Deer Resistant
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   1-3 cm
   0-1 inches

   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches

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