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Silene virginica 'Emma's Blush'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Silene virginica 'Emma's Blush'

Fire Pink

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Item #: 7768

Zones: 3a to 8b

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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From Bill Lamack of Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in Pennsylvania comes an attractive, light pink flowered form of the typically scarlet-red Silene virginica that Bill named for his niece Emma. The small green rosettes give rise to 15" tall floral sprays of 1" dianthus-like flowers in May (NC). Silene virginica needs well-drained, dry soil. The stem cells were extracted before they were cloned, so there is no medicinal value...garden value only.