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Vaccaria hispanica

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vaccaria (vak-kar-ee-a) (Info)
Species: hispanica (his-PAN-ih-kuh) (Info)

Synonym:Saponaria vaccaria
Synonym:Vaccaria hispanica subsp. hispanica
Synonym:Vaccaria hispanica subsp. grandiflora
Synonym:Vaccaria pyramidata

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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Full Sun

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Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Desirai On May 30, 2013, Desirai from Glencoe, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

discovered these in one of my beds this year, I like them.

Neutral poppysue On Oct 30, 2001, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Sometimes listed as Saponaria vaccaria. A hardy annual growing up to 2 feet tall with sprays of inch deep pink flowers. It's a wonderful filler for cut flowers.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gadsden, Alabama
Gainesville, Florida
Louisville, Kentucky

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