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Silene virginica
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Silene virginica

Fire Pink

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Item #: 905

Zones: 3a to 9b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This wonderful drought-loving NC native forms a small basal rosette of glossy green foliage. In June, the rosette bursts forth with 12" stalks, each ending in a starburst of 1" brilliant reddish orange flowers...not for the faint of heart or the lover of pastels. Fire pink (important note: most male plant collectors are color blind) prefers good drainage and does not like to be crowded, so plant accordingly.