Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

Silene Virginica - Fire Pink

Cultivation Information

Height - 1 to 2 ft
Flower Color - Red
Blooms - April - June
Sun - Part Shade - Woodland - Does not do well in deep shade- best with filtered sun.
Hardy Zone - Short lived perennial - will self seed

Soil - Dry medium soil
Family – Caryophyllaceae

Silene Virginica
Silene Virginica - Mark Welchley
Wildlife Significance

Nectar Source - Butterflies (Black Swallowtails), humming birds and Bumblebees.

Birds - Hummingbirds

For more details on this plant visit the Illinois Wildflower site.
fire pink
Nodding Onion Gardens - Summer 2015
Propagation Notes -

Seed -
Collect in the fall after capsules become firm, brown and dry.

Stratify -
Cold/ moist storage for 60 days

 Fire Pink growing in wildlife habitat
Jim Wohl - Fire Pink

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has a wonderful map showing the natural range of this plant
Fire Pink
Fire Pink growing in the wildflower gardens at Nodding Onion Gardens
Mark Welchley Silene Virginica - Fire Pink
Image by Mark Welchley
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Seed Provenance -
Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - 2013 -  NOG - 2015 - Present