Rose pink is a showy biennial plant whose fragrant flowers are open during the day but closed at night. Biennials have a two-year long lifespan and exist as basal foliage their first year and bloom the second year. This one has a fairly long bloom period from June to September. Bees are the primary pollinators and will find rose pink in a variety of habitats including glades, prairies, pastures, rocky open woods, roadsides, streambanks, and fens.
Uses: Bees, showy flowers, historically medicinal
Bloom time: June - September
Height: 12 to 24 inches
Space: 10 to 16 inches
Sun: Full sun to light shade
Moisture: Dry to average
Seed: The tiny seeds will need light to germinate, so don't cover them. Winter sow or cold stratify at least thirty days.
- At least 200 seeds per packet
- ~400,000 seeds per ounce