ABOUT Sea Blush | Plectritis congesta

Sea Blush | Plectritis congesta

This familiar pink wildflower is found in meadows, woodlands, and rocky shorelines, blooming in late spring and growing as a (tame) self-seeding annual. Sea Blush seeds can be direct sown in full sun to partial shade in spring or late fall for blooms the following spring. Sea Blush is a tough plant that is well equipped to being exposed to the elements. In very exposed seaside terrain it may only reach 10cm (4") tall. But with a bit of protection it will grow upright to 60cm (24") tall. This easy-going flower can tolerate full sun to partial shade, but requires bare soil to germinate.

 DETAILS

habitat meadow, rocky, woodland
light full sun to partial shade
moisture dry to mesic
height 10 to 60 cm
flowering April to June
habit annual forb
advantages deer-resistant;
attracts bees & butterflies
Seeds/Packet 1,000
Seeds/g 90,000