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Linnaea borealis (photo courtesy of Jerry Pavia)
Linnaea borealis (photo courtesy of Jerry Pavia)

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Zones A1-A3, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 4-6, 14-17
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Linnaea borealis

Twinflower
Caprifoliaceae
Ground covers, Perennials, Flowers

A delicate woodland groundcover, twinflower forms ground-hugging mats of evergreen, glossy green leaves that spread 3–5 ft. by runners. In late spring or early summer, pairs of pale or rosy pink, fragrant, trumpet-shaped, 1/3-in.-long flowers appear on 3-in. stems. Mulch around plants with leaf mold to induce spreading. Tolerates sun in cool-summer climates. North American native; in the West, found from Northern California to Alaska and Idaho.

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