Silene virginica, Fire Pinks

Silene virginica, Fire Pinks
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  • Item #: P72
  • Attractive Flowers:
  • Average - Dry soil:
  • Average to moist soil:
  • Average well drained soil:
  • Average Wildlife Value:
  • Beneficial Insects:
  • Butterflies:
  • Deer Resistant:
  • Dry-Moist Soil:
  • Erosion Control:
  • FACU - Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Groundcover:
  • Herbaceous plant:
  • High Wildlife Value:
  • Hummingbirds:
  • Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark:
  • Part Sun - Part Shade :
  • Perennial:
  • Songbirds:
  • Threatened / Endangered:
  • Woodland flower:
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Price $7.75
5 or more $6.50 each
20 or more $5.75 each
50 or more $2.25 each

Silene virginica, Fire pinks

Duration: Perennial 
Habit: Herb 
Root Type: Tap 
Leaf Complexity: Simple 
Size Notes: Usually 1 feet tall. Taller stems tend to recline. 
Leaf: Green. Reddish green in winter. 
Flower: Flowers 1.5 inches across 
Fruit: Tan 
Size Class: 1-3 ft. 

Bloom Color: Red 
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug 
Bloom Notes: Typically blooms mid-spring, but may continue to mid-summer. 

Water Use: Low , Medium 
Light Requirement: Part Shade 
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist 
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8) 
Soil Description: Well-drained, rocky, acid soils. Poor soils preferred. 
Conditions Comments: Fire pink grows well on lightly disturbed ground. It does not do well in deep shade, needing dappled light. 

Use Ornamental: Intense red flowers in dappled shade in eastern North America. 
Use Wildlife: Flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Seeds attract juncos, pine siskins, sparrows, water pipits, and horned larks. 
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies , Hummingbirds 
Nectar Source: yes