Cheerful, easy-to-grow native perennial whose bright pink flowers feed emerging pollinators in the spring.
- Compact habit
- Drought tolerant
- 6 to 8 inches tall
- 10 to 15 inches wide with a clump-forming habit
- Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4, 5, 6, and 7
In central North Carolina, flowering starts in late April or early May and lasts three to four weeks.
How to grow
Thrives in well-drained soil and bright shade or morning sun.
Care and maintenance
Practically maintenance-free. Though not required for the health of the plant, cutting off the old flowering stems will tidy up the plant after flowering.
Where to plant
Along the edges of paths and at the front of flower beds.
When to plant
Wild pinks can be planted year-round in the South, with spring and fall being the best times for plant and gardener.
Between 12 and 18 inches apart when planting in a group.
When will my plant flower?
Plants are flowering size and will bloom in May if purchased before March.
Native habitat and range
Silene caroliniana variety wherryi can be found growing in dry rocky woodlands of the eastern United States, west of the Appalachian mountains.
Source and origin
Silene ‘Short and Sweet’ was selected by North Creek Nurseries in Pennsylvania and plants are propagated from cuttings here at our nursery.
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Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.When will my order be shipped?
All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship on Monday and Tuesday so your plants don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?
Sorry, all plants are shipped within 8 days of placing an order.How will my plants get delivered?
Most orders are shipped via UPS Ground with some smaller orders being delivered by USPS Priority Mail.Are your plants shipped in their containers?
Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.Do you guarantee your plants?
We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.
You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility.Can I cancel my order?
Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.What about sales tax?
We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.Where can I find information about your plants?
Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.