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Viscaria oculata (Caryophyllaceae)
A hardy, upright annual very easy to grow from seed throughout much of North America. This Old World variety is regaining popularity for its consistent flowering over the long summer season. Without a doubt, a stunning spring beauty with numerous one inch, bright rose colored flowers. Requires full sun in well-drained soils. A unique, carefree variety requiring very little attention.
Average planting success with this species: 80%