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Directory of Wildflowers

Fire Pink
Silene virginica

Fire Pinks
Fire Pinks

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Red
 
Bloom Season
April - June
 

Features

Scarlet red flowers with petals that are notched at the tip.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soils. Avoid dry sites.

Notes

Found in open woods. Tends to be a short lived perennial. Threatened in Michigan and Endangered in Wisconsin.