Sun or part sun
Late spring for about a month
Any well-drained soil
Very hardy - zone 3
Perfect for rock gardens and dry walls
Prune hard after flowering to force new growth. Dislikes soggy soil. A nice alternative to creping phlox.
This is an extremely hardy and easy perennial that is fast gaining in popularity. It is a low plant at 10 to 12 inches with a spreading and trailing habit. It is a rapid grower making it useful in areas where quick cover is desired. Some references actually list it as a ground cover. It has loose sprays of single pink flowers in early summer. It is very effective flowing over a retaining wall. The foliage remains attractive all season.