Common Names: Deptford Pink, Grass Pink, mountain pink
Sub-category: Carnation family
A herbaceous annual or biennial plant growing to 60 cm tall. The leaves are hairy, dark green, slender, up to 5 cm long. The flowers are 8 to 15 mm diameter, with five petals, bright reddish-pink; they are produced in small clusters at the top of the stems from early to late summer.
In Connecticut it is most commonly found in flower gardens and poor soils.
Primary Flower Color: Pink
Secondary Flower Color: Pink