Scientific Name: Linnaea borealis
Common Name: twin flower
Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Origin: Europe, North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: < 0.1m x < 0.1m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Rock garden, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Lustrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers paired, Pink, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Achene, Brown
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, simple, ovate-obovate, petioles short, margins toothed towards apex, most 1-2cm long; flowers in nodding pairs on Y-shaped stalks, corollas pink to purple, 1-1.5cm long, flaring to 5 white-fringed lobes.