California Indian Pink
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 californica
Native to the foothills of California and southern Oregon. Loosely branching plant to 1 ft. tall and wide. Blooms in spring, producing flaming red, 1/2-in. flowers with cleft and fringed petals in clusters of few to many. Gray-green, hairy, lance-shaped to ovate leaves to 3 in. long are somewhat sticky. Occasionally sold in seed packets. In its native range, it receives no moisture during the summer months, but it can take water then if given excellent drainage.
Native to dry slopes and canyons below 4,000-ft. elevation in coast ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills...
Deciduous in coldest areas, nearly evergreen elsewhere. This species originated in cultivation (not in...
California native. Satiny, lavender-pink flowers on 1–2-ft. stems in late spring. Spreads freely...