Fire Pink

Silene virginica

Fire Pink is a delicate yet vibrant wildflower that does best in partial shade. Ideal for the semi-shaded rock garden Silene virginica is native to the woodlands and rocky slopes of the Eastern U.S. It prefers a dry soil in light to medium shade, and will tolerate …

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Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
38380-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Partial, Shade
Height 1' - 2'
Bloom Color Pink, Red
Bloom Time Apr, May, June
Spacing 1'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Hummingbirds

Fire Pink is a delicate yet vibrant wildflower that does best in partial shade. Ideal for the semi-shaded rock garden Silene virginica is native to the woodlands and rocky slopes of the Eastern U.S. It prefers a dry soil in light to medium shade, and will tolerate more sun in a cooler climate. The bright red and pink flowers attract hummingbirds and can bloom for a month or longer in spring and early summer. Fire Pink has a long bloom-time, but it is a short-lived perennial. Because individual plants live for only three or so years, we recommended allowing it to self-seed, for a steady rotation of plants. It will self-seed successfully on open soil.

Planting and Cultivation Notes
Propagate plants by division in early spring or fall, or by softwood cuttings. Stored seeds will benefit with cold stratification before sowing.