Silene virginica

Silene virginica

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Firepink Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Season: April – August (typically blooms mid-spring but may continue to mid-summer)

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Firepink prefers poor soils and dappled shade. Grows well in clay and sand. Drought tolerant. Brilliant red flowers attract the ruby-throated hummingbirds, the primary pollinators for Fire Pinks.

Native Range: Native to the South/Southeastern U.S. Presumed to be native to Minnesota but its range throughout the state is unknown. Hardy in zones 4-8.

Pollinators: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are the primary pollinators!

Flowers: 1 1/2″ five petaled, bi-toothed

Leaves: Simple, 1″ to 4 1/2″ long.

More information: USDA plant profile

By Eric Hunt – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs




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