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Firepink Plant Benefits In Landscaping

Firepink Plant – Silene Virginica

The Firepink plant grows in clumps with an unmistakably vivid bloom that catches the eye. This plant has very week stems, especially when compared to the size of its flowers. It can reach a height of one to two feet when fully mature, but it looks more like a ground cover. This is because the thin stems will fall over once the plant reaches 12 inches. Stems have long narrow leaves with bright, vivid red, tubular flowers. Each blossom is 1 ½ inches across with five individual petals shooting out flat from the flower’s base. Each individual petal has a V-shaped notch at its end that creates sharp pointed lobes found in sets of two. This makes the blooms appear at first glance to have more petals then just five. The strikingly bright red flowers bloom at the very tip of the stems. Leaves are green in the summer and turn a reddish green during the winter months. The Firepink Plant will continually bloom from April through August. It is a perennial with a fast growth rate. It thrives in hardy plant zones four through seven and has been used successfully in zone eight with proper care. It does best in poor conditions. The ideal soil for this species is acidic, well-drained, and rocky. Bird lovers enjoy how it easily attracts birds, especially hummingbirds. Gardeners use it in their landscaping as a border plant. It does well in shady spots, and it is sought after for Hummingbird gardens and wildflower meadows. In nature it is found growing wild in open, dry areas as well as moist forest settings. This indicates how easy Firepink Plants are to grow and care for. This is a feature that makes them well-loved by both professionals and the average homeowner.