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Petrorhagia prolifera

Common name proliferous pink
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers pink
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil, drought-tolerant
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

One of a group of European species that are hard to tell apart without microscopic analysis. Which means that to gardeners, they're mostly the same. All have pink flowers and occur in dry, sunny places. Quite a bit taller-growing than its cousin tunic flower. Most of the online record describes them as wildflowers, not invited garden guests – but I'll grow them at least once and see how garden-worthy they are.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F (84%G, 5-7d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (81%G, 4d)

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