- Common Name(s):
- Fire pink, Indian pink
- Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Fire Pink is a herbaceous perennial that may grow 2 to 3 feet tall. Leaves are opposite with a smooth margin. The majority of leaves originate at the base of the stem. Scarlet flowers that are notched on the tip mature from mid spring through early summer.
Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Spring, Summer; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Summer
Wildlife Value: Fire Pink is moderately resistant to deer. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Songbirds eat the seeds.
- Spring, summer
- 1-1.5 ft.
- Widely spaced pairs of narrow leaves; lower leaves are 3 to 5 in. long
- 1 in. brilliant red flower with five spreading petals that are 2-pronged at the tip; greenish sepals tinged with red are united into a sticky tube with a 5-toothed rim
- Well-drained, average soil; sun to partial shade
- Moist, dry
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2729