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Fire Pink Seeds

Silene virginica

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants prefer slightly dry soil and tolerate drought, in addition to growing well in rocky or sandy soils. Because the stems are fragile, the plant may need staking. This plant attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It may self-seed in good growing conditions.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, slender seed pods will develop that mature from green to brown. When ripe, they will open at the top to reveal the seeds. Shake the open pods over a container to remove the seed. Store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Silene virginica

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8

US Regions: Midwest, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 28,000

Stratification: Stratify 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Reviews

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~50 Seeds) $2.50 Sold Out
1/64 Oz Mylar (0.44g) $9.60 Sold Out
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $28.80 Sold Out
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $84.00 Sold Out
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $240.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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Because of their sticky stems that can entrap tiny insects, many species in this family of plants have earned the common name “catchfly.” This species is pollinated by the ruby-throated hummingbird, which ensures their constant presence during blooming season. The genus name “Silene” is derived from Silenus, a mythical Greek character known for being covered with foam, since many plants in this species produce a saliva-like substance on their stems.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants prefer slightly dry soil and tolerate drought, in addition to growing well in rocky or sandy soils. Because the stems are fragile, the plant may need staking. This plant attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It may self-seed in good growing conditions.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, slender seed pods will develop that mature from green to brown. When ripe, they will open at the top to reveal the seeds. Shake the open pods over a container to remove the seed. Store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Silene virginica

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8

US Regions: Midwest, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 28,000

Stratification: Stratify 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Reviews