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Light Requirements: part shade

Soil Moisture: Medium dry/dry

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Time: May-July

Height: 2 ft. 

Deer Resistant? Not sure

Black Walnut tolerant? Yes

USDA zones: 4-8

Fire Pink (Silene virginica)

  • According to the NY Flora Atlas it is uncertain if I’m native to NY.


    I’m a short-lived perennial, but will self seed.


    I am tolerant of clay soil


    I attract hummingbirds, butterlies and moths


    I have sticky hairs on my calyx to deter ants from stealing my nectar, so I’m sometimes called catchfly.


    I need part shade to thrive.


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