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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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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.
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 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 circular 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.
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!
Also known as "catchfly"
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.
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)