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- Silene is a perennial in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 to 8.
Here's how your plants will look on arrival. All plants are dormant with no leaves or foliage.
Fire Pink Plant
Fire Pink - Silene Virginica is native to Eastern North America. Fire Pink is often found in rocky places and rough areas. This plant blooms in the spring and has bright orange flowers with pointy petals. It can grow over one foot in width and height. The Fire Pink plant needs well-drained soil and enjoys the part shade.
Fire Pink does well in zones 4-8.
Fire Pink is a beautiful star-shaped plant. They grow well in zones 4-8 and would look lovely paired with blues and yellows because of the complementary colors! In the center of the flower is a cylindrical opening from which the red vibrant and straight bright petals extend from. This flower is a perennial that lives for only a few years. The Fire Pink Plant is a beautiful accent flower for rock gardens. Sticky hairs extend from the bottom of the petals that are meant to be able to trap insects that are unlucky enough to have landed on the wrong flower that day. Another name for this flower is "catchfly" because of that very reason. The Fire Pink plant has a taproot. Towards the winter time the leaves begin to have a reddish hue about them, but before that they are green.
Fire Pink prefers partial shade.
This plant also prefers acidic soils. A fantastic benefit that it has is that it attracts butterflies, birds, and hummingbirds. Fire Pink is a very vibrant plat that will look great when paired with the other aspects of your garden! The stem of the pink fire plant is fragile, so when handling this plant, it's best to be very gentle so as not to damage the beautiful flower part!
Climate Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 1.5 ft
Mature Width: 1.5 ft
Sunlight: Part Shade
Soil Conditions: average soil
Botanical Name: Silene virginica
Ships As: "Fire pink (Silene virginica)."