Silene viriginica Fire Pink
Cultivation Information Fire Pink
Sun - Part Shade - Woodland - Does not do well in deep shade- best with filtered sun.
Hardy Zone - 4 - 9 Short-lived Perennial - Self SeedsSoil - Dry to Medium pH - 5.5 - 7
Family – Caryophyllaceae
Seed Provenance Silene viriginica
Wildlife Significance Fire Pink
Nectar Source - Butterflies (Black Swallowtails), humming birds and Bumblebees.
Birds - Hummingbirds attracted for nectar
Major Pollinator - hummingbirds
Other Pollinators - Bumblebees (Bombus spp.), syrphid flies, solitary bees
Hadena (genus of moths) - Diurnal (during the day) moths are present, however their role may be one of seed predator, pollinator or a combination of both
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Propagation Notes Fire Pink
Stratify - Cold/ moist storage for 60 days Germination rate - Moderately successful - sprouts appeared approximately 10 days after planting. Seemed to do best when seed was covered with vermiculite and not soil.