Caryophyllaceae [kar-i-oh-fi- lay’-see-ee] – The botanical name of the family known as the Pink, a widely distributed group of herbs and shrubs generally found in temperate and cold regions. The stems often display swollen joints and bright colored flowers.
The garden enjoys many fine annuals and perennials from the family. The perennials from the family are used extensively in borders. Among the genera cultivated are:
Campions are perennial flowers commonly grown in flower beds, indoor pots, and tubs. Lychnis coronaria [LIK-niss] [kor-oh-NAR-ee-uh], also known as Silene coronaria and rose campion, is the most popular Campion a flowering
Herniaria glabra [her-nee-AR-ee-uh, GLAY-bruh] is a hardy, low growing groundcover known as Rupturewort, Smooth Rupturewort or simply, Green Carpet. This perennial plant is a member of the Caryophyllaceae family and
Cerastium Tomentosum [Ker-RAS-tee-um Toh-men-TOH-sum] belongs to Caryophyllaceae family and is native to Europe and western parts of Asia. This herbaceous flowering plant is typically distinguished from the rest of its
Gypsophila Paniculata [Jip-SOF-il-uh, Pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh] is a perennial herb flowering plant species from the family of Caryophyllaceae. This herbaceous perennial is native to eastern and central Europe, North Africa, and Asia.