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Silene virginica

Fire Pink

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Silene virginica (Fire Pink)

Fire Pink is native to mossy rock outcrops in woodlands and does not do well with competition. It looks similar to Royal Catchfly (Silene regia) but blooms earlier in the season. In April and May, its deep red flowers attract hummingbirds. A mass of these flowers is stunning.

Additional Information:


Height
10-20 Inches

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Spread
12- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Red


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea), Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar