Maiden pink is an evergreen perennial that typically forms loose spreading mats of foliage to 4-6? tall and to 24? wide. Narrow, linear to lance-shaped leaves. Heavily fringed, slightly fragrant, single flowers (to 3/4? diameter) appear on branched flowering stems (8-12? tall) in late spring, covering the foliage mound with brightly colored bloom. Species flowers are usually deep pink with a dark, pale spotted band at the base of the petals. Evergreen foliage remains attractive year-round, as long as soils are given consistent moisture during the growing season. ?Pink? in the common name is in reference to the fringed petals that typically look as if they were cut with pinking shears.