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Silene acaulis

Cushion Pink, Moss Campion
Caryophyllaceae
Perennials

SILENE

Colorful choices for front of border or rock garden. Flowers are typically single. Many species; some are erect, others cushionlike. Need well-drained soil.

Silene acaulis

From the Arctic and mountains of North America and Eurasia. Small (1/4–1/2-in.), narrow bright green leaves form a mosslike mat to 2 in. tall and 8 in. wide. Reddish purple, 1/2-in. flowers are borne singly in spring. Good for gravelly, moist but well-drained spot.

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