Indian Pink
Silene californica

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Silene (sy-LEE-nee) (Info)
Species: californica (kal-ih-FOR-nik-uh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Gold Hill, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 8, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of my favorite So. Oregon wildflowers. You can see the pink growing along roadsides and dry hillsides everywhere around here. The color just stands out wanting to be noticed!

Neutral

On Mar 2, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of the showiest western wildflowers, Indian Pink is widesperad, but not abundant.Found from southwestern Oregon south into the northern two thirds of California in rocky, open woods.