If you’re looking to brighten up the palette of your spring garden, fire pink (Silene virginica) is definitely worth a look. Native to much of eastern North America, this showy woodland wildflower bears brilliant red, five-petaled flowers on 12- to 18-inch-tall stems from mid-spring to early summer. They’re a great source of nectar for early-returning hummingbirds. Partial shade is usually best, but I have luck with this species in full sun as well here in PA. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8. Individual plants tend to be short-lived but the patch may continue through self-sowing.
Collected in late June 2023. At least 15 seeds. Ecotype unknown. Shipping to US addresses only.
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