Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
1-1.5 ft. H X .75-1.5 ft. W
Flowers are scarlet red and consist of 5 slender petals notched at the tips; shaped like stars spreading out from small trumpets.
Bloom Time Notes:
Narrow, lance-shaped, and up to 4 in. long.
A capsule with seeds inside.
Moist and/or rocky wooded slopes, bluffs, open slopes, thickets, deciduous woodlands; found throughout eastern North America.
Forms clumps, so easiest to separate basal rosettes (late fall or early spring).
Sun or Shade:
Fire pink (Silene virginica) grows in full sun to part shade, in dry to medium-wet soil conditions; prefers part shade; needs excellent drainage.