Hardy Plants

Silene acaulis

Type: Herbaceous perennial; evergreen
Family: Caryophyllaceae (carnation)
Color: pink
Exposure: sun
Bloom Month: early spring
Height: 2-6”
Shape: low, ground-hugging plant; densely matted and moss-like; up to a foot or more diameter
Soil: Rich, scree soil; Moist, chalky rock crevices in high mts.
Moisture: dry or moist
Origin: high arctic and tundra in the higher mountains of Eurasia and North America.
Propagation: From seed or cuttings
Notes: Also known as moss campion or cushion pink; male, female hermaphrodite flowers

Alaska Rock Garden Society

The society has been very active in bringing well know speakers to the area. The group leads seed collecting trips to areas of alpine plants in Alaska.

Contact Information

Alaska Rock Garden Society

12001 Audubon Drive
Anchorage, AK 99516

Email: jrtinker@mtaonline.net

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