Silene virginica

Fire Pink

$ 11.95

Item #: 1200
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

In late spring and early summer, the brilliant red-orange flowers of Fire Pink are eye-catching on dry, partly sunny road banks. In the wild, the plants rarely are full or many-flowered. However, when happy in cultivation, this short-lived perennial forms full 1- to 2-foot clumps with dozens of 1-inch flowers. Give it light shade, and average well-drained soil in a perennial garden, rock garden, or natural setting. Good companions are Green-and-Gold, Eared Coreopsis, Dwarf Crested Iris, Sundrops, Beard-tongue, Lyre-leaved Sage, Alumroot, and Cumberland Rosemary.

 

Characteristics

Container plant

Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to culture         

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,

Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Half and half, 

Soil Condition

Average, Sandy,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry,

Size

quart

Height

12 to 24,

 

Flower Color

Red, scarlet,

Bloom Time

Late spring, Early summer,

Typical Height

12in

Spread

18in

Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,