Missouri Wildflower Guide


Luxurious man, to bring his vice in use,
Did after him the world seduce;
And from the fields the flow'rs and plants allure,
Where nature was most plain and pure.
He first enclos'd within the garden's square
A dead and standing pool of air;
And a more luscious earth for them did knead,
Which stupefied them while it fed.
The pink grew then as double as his mind;
The nutriment did change the kind.
With strange perfumes he did the roses taint,
And flow'rs themselves were taught to paint.

 

From "The Mower Against Gardens" by Andrew Marvell

 

Deptford Pink

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  • Bloom Time

    May-Oct

     

  • Habit

    Herbaceous

     

  • Height

    To 20 inches

     

  • Longevity

    Biennial