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PlantFiles: Carolina Spring Beauty
Claytonia caroliniana

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Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Claytonia (klay-TOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: caroliniana (kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-uh) (Info)

Category:
Bulbs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Terry On Mar 21, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Similar to C. virginica, but Carolina Spring Beauty has notably wider leaves.

Regional...

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

Cole Camp, Missouri
Greenville, South Carolina



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